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.

The League joined a letter to members of Congress opposing efforts to overturn the Bureau of Land Managment's Methane and Natural Gas Waste Rule.

The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission.

The League sent a memo to members of the House Administration Committee ahead of the markup of HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

Overview: Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy

Since 1801, the residents of the District of Columbia have had no representation in Congress, nor have they been able to govern themselves without interference from Congress. It was not until 1964 that they were allowed to vote for the President of the United States. Although the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution provided the residents with limited Home Rule, Congress still has jurisdiction over DC legislation and its budget.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to not disrupt the health coverage of millions of Americans.

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.

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