The League joined the Election Protection Coalition and its member groups on an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National Committees.

The League joined letters to the U.S. Senate and House urging them to deliver much needed federal aid to the community of Flint, Michigan in response to the devastating lead contamination its citizens continue to suffer.

Candidate debates have a long history in American Politics. At every level of government – from city government to state legislature, from Congress to President of the United States – candidates participate in debates to help voters understand who they are and what they stand for.

Watching debates is one of the best ways that we can educate ourselves before we head to the voting booth. Luckily, when it comes to figuring out how to get the most out of debate-watching (and having fun while doing it!), LWV has your back.

The League joined Project Vote and Common Cause on a brief in the case of A. Phillip Randolf Inst. v. Husted in 6th Circuit Appeals Court. The brief argues that methods used by the state of Ohio to remove voters based on their voting status from the voting rolls should be prohibited. Purging voters from the rolls because they didn’t vote in previous elections creates confusion for voters and is in direct violation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

LWVUS and the state Leagues of Alabama, Georgia and Kansas filed a brief on appeal for LWV v. Newby. At stake is a pivotal decision which could affect voter registration access for tens of thousands of voters before Election Day. Every day, eligible voters in these three states are being prevented from registering to vote—and civic groups like the League are being prevented from conducting effective voter registration drives—because of a recent decision by Brian Newby, Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, to unilaterally approve requests from Alabama, Georgia and Kansas to require documentary proof of citizenship when an applicant uses the federal mail voter registration application form. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires the EAC itself to approve any changes, but Mr. Newby ignored that obligation. The League is asking for these restrictions to be nullified in time for voters to fully register and participate in this year’s election.

The League joined a letter with other coalition partners in opposition of riders to HR 5485, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. The riders would ensure that big money and special interests continue to dominate the political system.


VOTE FOR AMENDMENTS TO STRIKE UNDERMINING CAMPAIGN FINANCE RIDERS

June 22, 2016

Dear Representative:

The League joined a letter to the U.S. House urging Representatives to vote against an amendment that would reduce the budget of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).

The League joined partners on a letter to the U.S. House opposing H.R. 5053, legislation that would eliminate the requirement for 501(c) groups to disclose their donors to the IRS.

The League sent a letter to members of the U.S. House and Senate urging them to move the Voting Rights Advancement Act forward.

The League joined 118 other organizations calling on Senators and Representatives to oppose the "Ozone Standards Implementation Act."

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