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.
The League joined other good government groups on a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to cosponsor legislation to address financial conflicts of interest of the President and Vice President. The legislation, introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA), ensures that those elected as President will be required to take the steps essential to eliminating any conflicts of interest, appearances of conflict, and Emoluments Clause problems they will face as President.
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.