The League of Women Voters joined with 269 national organizations urging members of the House and Senate to oppose any balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. The letter notes that a balanced budget constitutional amendment would damage the economy, not strengthen it.
This Independence Day marks 48 years since the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law. FOIA grants any person the right to access information from the federal government, playing a critical role in making our government more open and transparent.
Earlier this week I attended a panel discussion with an intriguing name, New Founding Mothers: Women’s Changing Path to Political Power. Sponsored by the New America Foundation, the panel included two women Members of Congress, as well as a political observer, journalists, and the head of a group supporting women running for office.
The League strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding.