• Voters deserve to know origins of secret money in elections

    Washington, DC (July 17, 2012) – Twice this week, the U.S. Senate refused to allow full debate on the DISCLOSE Act, which would require complete disclosure of spending on big-money advertising in candidate elections.   Twice, the Senate failed to invoke cloture, the procedural motion that requires 60 votes before the Senate can even consider legislation.

  • League Joins Case in Support of Voting Rights / Department of Justice

    Washington D.C. - This week a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. is hearing arguments in a case brought by the State of Texas seeking to overturn a U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) decision to deny pre-clearance of Texas’s  photo voter ID law.  The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) has joined the lawsuit in support of the US DOJ position.

  • Supreme Court Decision Protects Health Care for Millions of Americans

     Washington, DC – The following statement is by Elisabeth MacNamara, national President of the League of Women Voters:

    “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v. HHS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was surprising, but deeply important. This decision protects the health of millions of Americans.

  • Court Repeats Naïve, Uninformed Errors of Its Citizens United Decision

    Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Montana Supreme Court in the case of American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, a case that dealt with a state law passed by Montana voters to end the corrupting influence of money in candidate elections.  The League signed onto an amicus brief in support of the Montana law.

  • The League and a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected more than two million comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard.

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Campaign Finance Experts, John Zogby Address Delegates

    WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2012)– The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) held its 50th biennial national convention this week in Washington, DC.  The four-day gathering gave League members from around the country the opportunity to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments on campaign finance reform, the environment and election reform, and to discuss important public policy issues.

  • League is “Fiercely Committed” to Nation’s Voters, says Holder

  • Tennessee Senators Alexander and Corker, and Maine Senators Collins and Snowe Urged to Support Disclosure

  • Washington, DC – May 17, 2012: Today, a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards announced that more than one million Americans have shown their support for new standards to curb industrial carbon pollution from power plants by submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With over a month still remaining in the public comment period, this is already the largest number of public comments the EPA has ever received on any issue, and we anticipate many more comments to come in the weeks ahead.

  • Washington, DC (May 17, 2012) – The League of Women Voters supports the goals of the new Voter Empowerment Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

    “The right to vote is under attack in too many states across the country,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, national President of the League of Women Voters.  “For example, in Florida there have been cutbacks in early voting and rigid new restrictions on community-based voter registration drives have been imposed,” she said.