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 upcoming conference “Women and the Rule of Law: A View from the Americas,” is jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Inter-American Dialogue, and International Association of Women Judges. The two-day conference will take place in Washington DC, on February 26 to 27, 2013.
The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate encouraging a change to Senate rules regarding debate. Specifically, the League asked the Senate to amend the rules related to cloture and filibuster procedures.
The League sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress regarding the current negotiations around the "Fiscal Cliff." The League urges Congress to provide a long-term solution by substantially increasing revenue, protecting the social safety net, reducing defense spending and carefully managing the deficit.
On October 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Fisher v. Austin. The question that the Court will consider is whether prior Supreme Court decisions on racial equality, including the latest college admissions decision in 2003, permit the University of Texas to use race in the selection of its freshman classes.
The League joined with coalition partners in sending a letter to House Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing support for the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and urging them to ensure its uninterrupted operations in the next Congress by reactivating the agency and appointing the necessary board members.