LWVUS and LWV Lake Michigan joined a letter sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations in support of funding for Great Lakes restoration priorities. 

The League joined a letter to the U.S House and Senate opposing the misleading titled "Ozone Implementation Act". The legislation would actually systematically weaken the Clean Air Act without a single improvement, undermine Americans’ 46-year right to healthy air based on medical science, and delay life-saving health standards already years overdue.

Before the House's failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the League joined other organizations on a letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi opposing policies in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that undermined the Medicare program’s finances and threatened access to needed services for people with Medicare.

The League joined letters sent to President Trump and Congress that supports the preservation of the Johnson Amendment which is a ban on political campaign intervention by 501(c)3 organizations. The League opposes recent proposals that would politicize the charitable nonprofit and philanthropic community by repealing or weakening current federal tax law protections that prohibit 501(c)(3) organizations from endorsing, opposing, or contributing to political candidates.

The League sent a memo to members of the U.S. House opposing HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

The League joined letters to the U.S. Senate in opposition to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017 and the Midnight Rules Relief Act.

The League joined women's groups on a letter opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defunding Planned Parenthood.

The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on April 26, 2017. The brief argues that the Sixth Circuit’s holding—that any knowing false statement or omission can be grounds for denaturalization and criminal prosecution—would have dire consequences for naturalized citizens, significantly discourage lawful immigrants from seeking citizenship, and undermine a cornerstone of American society and values. 

On Tuesday, February 28, President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. 

This speech is intended to direct the administration's priorities for the rest of the year. 

We don't know what he will say - but we will be listening and ready to take action if the president outlines proposals related to League priorities such as voting rights, healthcare and the environment.

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

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