• League Cheers Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters

    Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president Elisabeth MacNamara regarding the Obama Administration’s decision to set new limits on carbon pollution from dirty, coal-fired power plants. 

  • National Poll Shows Strong Disapproval for President Obama’s Smog Rule Delay, Unfavorable Ratings for Congress’ Assault on Clean Air Act

    9 Battleground States Also Surveyed: Suburban Women in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Latino Women in California, Florida and New Mexico Disagree With Obama Decision; Health Also Trumps Polluters in Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia.

  • Leading Environmental Groups Call on Senate to Reject It, Commend Veto Threat from White House

    Washington, DC – September 23, 2011: Today the House of Representatives passed a sweeping anti-environment bill that blocks two landmark public health safeguards against air pollution. The TRAIN Act, H.R. 2401, blocks standards that would curb mercury emissions from power plants and reduce pollution that travels across state lines and endangers communities. Leading environmental and public health groups (listed below) issued the following statement after the House vote:

  • The League of Women Voters of South Carolina celebrates Constitution Day with the announcement that the successful statewide education campaign, “Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary,” begun in September 2010, will continue for an additional year.

  • League of Women Voters Urges U.S. Justice Department to Object

    Washington, DC—The League of Women Voters of the United States has joined the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reject the congressional redistricting plan submitted by the state of Texas on the grounds that it would disenfranchise minority voters and is in clear violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

  • Washington, DC – The below is a statement by national League President Elisabeth MacNamara:

  • For Immediate Release

    The League of Women Voters of the United States released the following statement from national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, regarding President Obama’s decision to delay issuing new clean air standard for ozone smog pollution.

  • New TV Ad Calls for Elected Officials, Citizens, and Community Leaders to Protect Public Health

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today launched a months-long campaign, including a significant national advertising effort, seeking to renew America’s promise to protect clean air and public health embodied in the highly successful and popular Clean Air Act.

    "Americans from all walks of life will be asked to make the 'Clean Air Promise,’" said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters.