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.”

On Tuesday, February 28, President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. 

This speech is intended to direct the administration's priorities for the rest of the year. 

We don't know what he will say - but we will be listening and ready to take action if the president outlines proposals related to League priorities such as voting rights, healthcare and the environment.

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.).

The next Supreme Court nominee, whom President Trump will nominate this week, will play a major role in the course for American democracy over the coming decades.  That may seem like an exaggeration, but the Supreme Court is currently divided four to four on most major issues. The incoming justice will ultimately be the deciding vote on crucial issues that shape the direction of our country.

The League of Women Voters believes that any Supreme Court nominee should share his or her views on fundamental issues.  We have three questions for the nominee: 

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.