LWVUS joined LWVMD and 40 other national and local organizations supporting rescission of a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate about the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court.

The League joined a letter to Capitol Hill urging Congress to table Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions of disapproval, which would harm American workers, consumers, and families.

America faces an epidemic of gun-related violence that puts us in great need of stronger gun safety measures. Every day, 32 Americans are murdered with guns, and 140 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room. Death due to gunshot wounds is the second-leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., with a death rate that is nearly 12 times higher than that in other developed countries.

The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter to Senators Grassley and Leahy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging their support for S. 1410, the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013.

The League sent a letter to members of the U.S. House urging them to pass common sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation.

On February 21, the League sent the attached letter to the U.S. Senate in favor of common sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

February 21, 2013

To:       Members of the U.S. Senate

From:   Elisabeth MacNamara, President

Re:       Reducing Gun Violence

 

LWVUS submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on February 12, 2013.