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

The League joined 1,200 leading national, state, tribal, and local organizations on a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to provide continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Congressional action is needed in the lame duck session to ensure that states can continue to operate programs and provide health coverage for millions of children.

The Honorable Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch  
United States Senate 
Washington, DC 20510

The League joined coalition partners in urging the U.S. Senate, to publicly endorse, in a bipartisan manner, five constructive changes to improve the Senate ethics process.


October 15, 2014

The League joined a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to hold up or down floor votes during the September work period to ensure the Election Assistance Commission is fully staffed. The EAC is vital to ensuring that the right to vote for all eligible Americans is not compromised and that elections run efficiently and fairly.


September 8, 2014

The League joined a letter encouraging party leaders in the U.S. House to continue the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) for the 114th session of Congress. The OCE has played an important role in helping protect the integrity of the House and its members while establishing a record of fair investigations and bipartisan cooperation.

The League joined other organizations on a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau regarding tabulation procedures for incarcerated people. 


As Women’s Equality Day approaches, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nearly 100 years ago. The suffragists who tirelessly advocated for the 19th Amendment knew that our democracy was strengthened by increased access to the ballot box. They knew that voting is the most powerful act a citizen can make.

League of Women Voters of the United States

Board Meeting

Friday, June 6, 2014

Omni Hotel, Dallas Texas

Board Present:

Elisabeth MacNamara           Peg Appler                             Anne Schink              

Janis McMillen                       carolyn Brown                      Norman Turrill

A year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision gutted a vital protection of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the National Commission on the Voting Rights (NCVR), led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released a groundbreaking national report revealing where and how minorities continue to experience discrimination in the U.S.