• January 12, 2009

    To:      Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

    From:   Mary G. Wilson, President

    Re:      SCHIP Reauthorization

    The League of Women Voters urges you to support reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) when it comes to the House floor for a vote.  In the years since Congress first passed SCHIP, the program has provided access to health care coverage to six million low-income children.  However, there are still over nine million children who remain uninsured.

  • By Eleanor Revelle (LWVIL and LWVUS Climate Change Task Force Member)

    When colder weather strikes, heating bills start to climb. Not only is that hard on the checkbook; it also means increased greenhouse gas emissions. What is a thrifty, ecologically-minded person to do? 

  • By Chad Tolman (LWVDE)

    Coal – Is It:

    The great hope?
    It is cheap and readily available in many parts of the world; it can reduce oil imports and fuel economies in developing countries.

  • By Winifred Colwill (LWVMO)

    States throughout the nation have adopted a wide range of initiatives that directly or indirectly help to mitigate global warming.i Initially, the stimulus to act was often air quality regulations, electricity costs, or economic issues as much as climate change.

  • By Pamela W. Person

  • By Win Colwill

    Greenhouse gas inventories conducted as a result of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change revealed to the world that the United States, with only 5 percent of the world’s population, was responsible for 25 percent of global warming emissions. Publicity surrounding the Earth Summit raised public awareness of the threat of global warming and the need for action to address the problem for the first time.

    Cities for Climate Control Protection (CCP) Program

  • By Pamela W. Person

  • February 27, 2006

    Dear Senator,

    The undersigned groups urge you to support strong and effective reforms to respond to the current Washington lobbying scandals, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Committee) marks up legislation to address these scandals.

    The groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG.

  • Voting Rights Reauthorization and the League of Women Voters

  • February 16, 2006