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. 

LWV Opposes Senate Health Care Bill
http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=12926&_ga=2.236110665.950102222.1498136395-833930226.1476835983
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http://lwv.org/content/yahoo-news-%E2%80%98we-will-not-back-down%E2%80%99-womens-rights-activists-tell-us-what%E2%80%99s-next

This interview originally appeared in the Union Edge.

The Florida League of Women Voters has joined a lawsuit with the Florida teacher unions related to school vouchers. Sue Legg from the League of Women Voters of Florida joins us to discuss the impact of school choice and the real meaning of equal opportunity for quality education.

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http://lwv.org/content/union-edge-radio-league-women-voters-teams-teachers-unions

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.”

This interview originally appeared in the Union Edge.

The League of Women Voters is protecting democracy through a campaign for fair redistricting in Ohio. They’ve seen support from Democrats and Republicans alike, including Gov. Kasich, and the organization has seen a surge in membership. Carrie Davis, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, is our guest today.

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http://lwv.org/content/union-edge-radio-women-mission-protect-democracy-ohio

This article originally appeared in the Boston Globe.

By John Hilliard

LEXINGTON — Debbie Packard was part of a crowd of 60 people packed into Cary Memorial Library on a recent Friday morning to hear about efforts to promote green energy within the town’s borders.

But national politics were foremost on the mind of Packard, who said she attended the League of Women Voters forum because of the White House’s newest occupant.

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http://lwv.org/content/boston-globe-national-politics-sparking-local-activism
 
By Colby Itkowitz
 
A friend suggested to Marie Gauthier that she check out the League of Women Voters as a way to channel her sudden urge to be more civically engaged after November’s election. But Gauthier had to call her friend back with bad news.
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http://lwv.org/content/washington-post-why-nearly-100-year-old-organization-seeing-resurgence-thanks-trump%E2%80%99s
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http://lwv.org/content/associated-press-4-voters-sue-claiming-nc-ballot-protests-libeled-them

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.).

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