President MacNamara offered testimony at a hearing held by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on February 11, 2015. The hearing follows a comment period where thousands of citizens expressed their concern over the need for stricter disclosure rules and to strengthen regulations on coordination between candidates and secret, dark money groups. President MacNamara called on the agency to update regulations on campaign finance laws to provide full disclosure in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC.

The League of Women Voters of the United States was joined by the League of Women Voters of Texas and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin have asked the U.S.

  

League of Women Voters Education Fund Board of Trustees

Board Meeting

October 26, 2014

Renaissance Hotel

Washington, DC

League of Women Voters of the United States Board of Directors

Board Meeting

October 25, 2014

Renaissance Hotel

Washington, DC

 

The League has joined an amicus brief in the case of King v. Burwell, which will be heard by the Supreme Court on March 4.

The League joined an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to defend our vital natural resources and protect public health against pollution. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also deliver this letter in their visits to select office on Capitol Hill.


January 15, 2015 

TO:        Members of the U.S. Senate

FROM:     Elisabeth MacNamara, President

LWVUS and the League of Women Voters of Florida joined an amicus brief on a case that focuses on the constitutionality of prohibitions on direct solicitation by candidates for judicial office.

Mark your calendar for 9pm ET on Tuesday, January 20th, because we’re back with the League of Women Voters’ State of the Union (SOTU) Bingo! Get your game boards ready and join us as we live-tweet the SOTU and track how the President’s speech aligns with the League’s legislative priorities. 

Follow @LWV and @VOTE411 and use the hashtags #LWV and #SOTU to join in and play along live.

The League and other coalition partners sent a letter to President Obama urging him to veto the Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill includes the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever created.

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