• League of Women Voters launches seven-figure television ad blitz and online campaign criticizing votes by Massachusetts Senator Brown and Missouri Senator McCaskill to block air pollution standards

    April 29, 2011 - Washington, DC: The League of Women Voters today launched a seven-figure television ad campaign calling public attention to the votes by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) earlier this month to block new air pollution standards. The accountability ads call on both Senators to “protect the people, not the polluters.”

  • Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters is dismayed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent decision to allow the state of Georgia to implement a discriminatory requirement that new voters provide a Passport or other proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. 

  • Washington, DC - The following is a statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S.:

    “Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to stop the Clean Air Act from going forward. 

    “If the House gets its way, EPA would be permanently blocked from regulating harmful carbon pollution. 

    “The House of Representatives is out-of-touch with reality -- the climate change tsunami is coming.”



  • Appoint Commissioners to Elections Panel

    Washington, DC -- Major civil rights and voting rights organizations have called on President Obama to act quickly in appointing new commissioners to the Election Assistance Commission, which is charged with improving the administration of the nation’s elections. 

  • “American people deserve better,” says League of Women Voters

    Washington, DC -- The League of Women Voters today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose the move expected this week to eliminate the public financing system for presidential elections.

  • Washington, DC – "The League of Women Voters joins with all Americans in expressing our shock and dismay at the tragic shootings in Tucson last weekend. We express our deep sorrow to the families of the victims, and offer our sincere hopes for the recovery of Representative Giffords and the other survivors. We applaud the courage of the individuals, thinking they were just out for a Saturday conversation, who took immediate action to help the injured and end the rampage.

  • Citizen and Reform Groups Call on Speaker-designee Boehner and Majority Leader-designee Cantor to Announce Their Support for Office Of Congressional Ethics and Their Opposition to any Efforts to Weaken or Undermine the Office

    Joint Statement of Groups

    Our organizations today call on House Speaker-designee John Boehner and House Majority Leader-designee Eric Cantor to announce their support for continuing the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and their opposition to any efforts to weaken or undermine the Office in the next Congress.

  • "You can’t fire the cop and then say you’re against crime," says League of Women Voters

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today called on Speaker-elect John Boehner to retain the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) in the upcoming 112th Congress and to maintain the OCE’s duties, powers and structure.

  • League Calls on Congress to Fix Secret Cash in American Elections

    Washington, DC The League of Women Voters of the U.S. reflected on the midterm elections today, expressing grave concern about the conduct of the 2010 elections.

  • League Volunteers Are Making Democracy Work

    Washington, DC – The following is a statement by national League president Elisabeth MacNamara on Election 2010:

    “Today, American voters went to the polls, casting their ballots and making their voices heard. The League was there for voters, making a powerful contribution to election 2010. We are proud of our work this year, registering, educating and urging voters to participate in this important election.