• Senate Health Care Bill is not Worthy of this Great Nation

    Legislation Will Defund Medicaid and Harm Millions of Americans

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" unveiled by Senate leadership:

  • LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case

    Wisconsin Case Will Have National Impact on Redistricting

    WASHINGTON - The Court today agreed to take up the partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford.  It will be heard next term, which begins in October and runs through June 2018. 

    The Court also granted the State's request for a stay, which blocks the lower court’s ruling that new district maps must be drawn by November of this year for elections in 2018.

  • Legislation Will Improve Voter Registration Accuracy and Enhance Access at the Ballot Box

    WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters is proud to support the “Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017” introduced today by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA). Under this legislation, when eligible voters interact with a government agency, they will automatically be signed up to vote unless they decline.  It also provides for online voter registration for all eligible voters. 

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement: 

  • Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Redistricting Unconstitutional on Racial Gerrymandering

    LWV Celebrates Major Win for Voters

    Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers used racial considerations to draw congressional districts following the 2010 Census. This unconstitutional racial gerrymandering benefited one political party’s power in the state.

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will announce an election commission to investigate false claims of widespread voter fraud in American elections:

  • Washington, DC – League of Women Voters President Chris Carson today made the following comment on passage by the House of Representatives of the American Health Care Act:

  • Washington, DC – Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, issued the following statement after the House Speaker pulled the “American Health Care Act" from the House floor, canceling the House vote:

    “Today we saw further proof that the American Health Care Act is the wrong solution to healthcare in this country. This unpopular legislation is bad for women, bad for families and bad for seniors. The House took the right step by not voting on this un-American bill that would take away health coverage for millions of Americans.” 

  • Washington, DC – In an attempt to block the 'American Health Care Act' from passing the House of Representatives, well-funded special interests are promising to raise millions for Freedom Caucus members who vote no.

     "The Koch Brothers' offer to make huge contributions to those conservative members of the House who vote against the leadership's healthcare legislation shows once again the deeply corrupting influence of big money in politics," said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters.

  • LWV Opposes Ryan Healthcare Repeal Bill

     

    Washington, DC – Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, issued the following statement on the House Leadership’s proposed “American Health Care Act.”

     

    The “American Health Care Act” was developed in secret and is now being rushed to passage by Speaker Ryan and the House leadership.  This legislation will rip apart our health care and revoke coverage for millions of Americans while raising costs for millions more. 

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