On May 15, 2014, the LWVUS Board approved the new Position on Federal Agriculture Policies. The position is based on responses from 243 state and local Leagues. Thanks to Committee Chair Norman Turrill, LWVUS Board and Update Committee members Sheri Latash, Illinois, Jessica Trites Rolle, Kansas, Valerie Kelly, Maine, Margaret Chasson, Maryland, Linda Hoff, Michigan, Marnie Lonsdale, Oregon and Carol Kuniholm, Pennsylvania as well as Member Study Committee Chair Janis McMillen and LWVUS Education Chair Karen Nicholson.

The League's official Position on Human Trafficking was adopted by delegates at the 2014 LWVUS Convention.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate in support of the DISCLOSE Act of 2014.

The League joined a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to pass the DISCLOSE Act of 2014.

The League joined an amicus brief filed in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Lair v. Motl.

The League joined a letter to the Leadership of the U.S. Senate encouraging them to stay strong against attempts to load 2014 appropriations bills with amendments that threaten the nation's clean water, climate and natural resources.

The League joined a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to expeditiously move forward with regulations to cut methane emissions.

ADDRESS BY NEWLY-ELECTED LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT ELISABETH MACNAMARA TO THE 51ST NATIONAL CONVENTION

DALLAS, TEXAS, JUNE 10, 2014

 

Thank you for your faith in me and in this team, but most of all, in the League and the future. We came into this Convention united and we are leaving this Convention united. United in our commitment to keep the League strong because together and united we have impact on the issues that matter to us and to our democracy.

ADDRESS BY ELISABETH MACNAMARA, PRESIDENT, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE U.S. TO THE 51ST NATIONAL CONVENTION

DALLAS, TEXAS, JUNE 7, 2014

 

The League joined a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to oppose S. 3214, Senator McConnell's newest attempt to derail the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) carbon pollution standards.

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