• 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. 

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Trump administration that the federal government will drop opposition to Texas’ strict voter ID law:

    “The League of Women Voters is deeply disappointed that the Trump administration is changing policy to support voter discrimination measures. Contrary to the Trump administration, the Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates, and discrimination in voting is wrong.”

  • Abolishing the Election Assistance Commission is “Irresponsible”

     

    Washington, DC - Today the House Administration Committee voted to terminate the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the only federal agency devoted exclusively to improving election administration on a bi-partisan basis.  The EAC Termination Act was sponsored by the committee chairman, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.).

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's immigration ban:

    "The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. 

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the unsubstantiated claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election:  

  • 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

     

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