This week, President Obama fulfilled his promise to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline! The League is proud to stand behind the President’s veto because the pipeline is not in our national interest. But the fight is not over—President Obama and the U.S. State Department must still make a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
The League has been fighting to stop the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) because it is a threat to our public health and a contributor to climate change. In the coming days, Congress will send legislation to President Obama that approves the pipeline. President Obama has already issued a threat to veto this legislation, and he needs to hear that you support his decision.
Last night, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union (SOTU) address. For the third year in a row, the League brought you #LWV #SOTU Bingo to up the stakes! Across the country, League supporters played along, using our Bingo boards to track how the President’s speech matched up with the League’s key priorities, including voting rights, climate change and money in politics.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to defend our vital natural resources and protect public health against pollution. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also deliver this letter in their visits to select office on Capitol Hill.