Study Committee Appointment

Study Scope

The LWVUS Board will adopt a detailed Study Scope based on the action and intent of Convention to adopt the new or update study. The Board should choose at the beginning of a study between a consensus or concurrence process for the study, unless otherwise determined by the Convention delegates and depending on how simply the issues of the study may be presented to members. The Board should then also adopt a study Timeline (see Addendum) and criteria for what is considered consensus or concurrence for this particular study.

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 of Women Voters of the United States joined with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and the League of Women Voters of Arizona to file a brief on the merits of Kobach v. EAC in U.S. District Court.

The Agriculture Study consensus questions that the LWVEF Board adopted are now available for download. These qustions are for your information only. The actual questions will be in a leaders' guide and in an online form for Leagues to input their consensus reports. As for LWVUS studies for at least ten years, consensus reports will not be accepted on paper.  These questions plus other resources and discussions are now online in the Agriculture Update group of the LWVUS Forums at:

LWVUS Agriculture Update Committee
Norman Turrill,
Chair, LWVUS Board

Sheri Latash, Illinois
Jessica Trites Rolle, Kansas
Valerie Kelly, Maine
Margaret Chasson, Maryland
Linda Hoff, Michigan
Marnie Lonsdale, Oregon
Carol Kuniholm, Pennsylvania

These minutes were approved in the October 2013 board meeting.

Read the League's motion to intervene in Kobach et al v. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

These minutes were approved at the October 2013 board meeting.

The minutes were approved at the October 2013 board meeting.