• Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

  • Kate Kennedy, LWV Chief Development Officer
    Kate Kennedy, LWV Chief Development Officer

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce the hire of Kate Kennedy, MBA, CFRE as the new Chief Development Officer. Ms. Kennedy brings to the League more than 14 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development and membership recruitment.

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  • League of Women Voters Statement on the Passage of the REINS Act

     

  • Washington, DC – When the new Congress is sworn in Tuesday, one of the first orders of business will be to adopt rules for the 115th Congress, including severe cut backs in the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

    The following statement is attributed to League president, Chris Carson:

  • The League of Women Voters on The Union Edge Radio - every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month
    The League of Women Voters on The Union Edge Radio - every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

    Voters will Hear from League Experts on The Union Edge

     

    Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA – The League of Women Voters is excited to partner with The Union Edge, the only nationally-syndicated labor talk radio program in the country.

    League leaders will participate in regular radio segments to discuss voting rights, public policy issues and advocacy.

  • SCOTUS to hear Arguments Monday

    Washington, DC – On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on the critical intersection of racial gerrymandering and partisan gerrymandering. The state of North Carolina argues that its districts were designed to achieve partisan goals, so it should not be overturned as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.  

  • Voter Suppression Can Impact Outcomes

     Washington, DC – This year, and for several years, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate. Since the Supreme Court rolled back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, elected officials have purged existing voters from the rolls, made cuts to early voting, reduced polling places, put in place strict voter photo ID laws and levied onerous voter registration restrictions.

  • WASHINGTON (November 18, 2016) – The Obama Administration took bold action today, announcing it will exclude the Arctic Ocean from its oil and gas leasing program for the next five years.  This decision builds on its earlier move to exclude the Atlantic coast from leasing.
     
  • Washington, DC and Eugene, Oregon – On Thursday, November 8, a federal judge ruled that youth plaintiffs may proceed with their historic climate change lawsuit in the case of Juliana et al v. United States. The judge refused to dismiss their complaint asserting that, in causing climate change, the federal government has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property and has failed to protect essential public trust resources.

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  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson released the following statement on Tuesday night’s election results:

    "The League of Women Voters congratulates the American people for turning out to participate in our democracy.

    "Unfortunately, in too many cases, voters had to overcome significant barriers that were erected by elected officials and other political operatives. These ongoing threats to voters’ rights are unacceptable. 

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