The League sent a letter to the U.S. House urging Representatives to cosponsor and support HR 425, the "Stop Super PAC--Candidate Coordination Act." Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also deliver this letter in their visits to select office on Capitol Hill.


 

April 16, 2015

TO:  Members of the House of Representatives

The League joined other concerned environmental partners in opposing a bill Representative Whitfield's Ratepayer Protection Act. This legislation would allow states to opt out of participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The legislation also seeks to delay implementation of the CPP indefinitely until every polluter’s lawsuit has been litigated.

The League joined a fact sheet sent to U.S. Senators opposing an amendment proposed by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would block a potential tool to address carbon pollution.

The League joined a letter asking members of the U.S. House to cosponsor H.R. 430, the DISCLOSE Act, in honor of Sunshine Week.

The League signed on to a letter asking U.S. Senators and Representatives to cosponsor legislation that would help protect the environment and public health from the risks of oil and gas production including hydraulic fracturing. The set of bills is commonly referred to as the "Frack Pack."

The League joined over eighty-five 85+ environment groups, public health advocates, labor allies, environmental justice and civil rights organizations and faith groups in support of revising the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone to a level of 60 parts per billion (ppb).

The League joined a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging them to support and cosponsor H.R. 425, legislation that would end coordination between Super PACs and candidates.

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The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force has developed a background paper for League members and others on the projected impacts of climate change on the cryosphere.

Historian Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. delivered remarks to the League's National Convention in Atlanta, GA in 2010. Cooney's remarks were based on his book, "Winning the Vote: the The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement," and highlighted the accomplishments of League founder, Carrie Chapman Catt. “Winning the Vote” shows how women have long been active participants in U.S. history, and how many became politically powerful before winning the vote.

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