Per LWVUS Bylaws, in order to vote at Convention 2014, a League must have met its Per Member Payment (PMP) obligation in full for fiscal year 2013-14 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014), as well as for previous fiscal years. Leagues that are unable to fulfill their financial obligation and wish to vote at Convention 2014 may file a hardship claim with the LWVUS Board. Please read this memo for more information about the process of applying for a hardship request. The deadline for all requests is March 1.

Schedule a committee debriefing: Schedule a meeting of your committee to debrief as soon as possible after the consensus meeting(s) so discussion is still fresh in their minds. Early access to the recorder’s notes by email is helpful. Do not file the report electronically yet. Prepare your report using the WORD version that is included in this kit and present it to your local League board for approval.

H.R. 2019 is part of an ongoing effort to repeal the presidential public financing system.

Please use the links below to download a PDF version of the Program Planning Leader's Guide for 2013-2014 and/or a copy of the response form to use during your meetings.

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 comments with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) regarding the requests made by the Secretaries of State of Kansas and Arizona to modify the national mail-in voter registration form to include requirements that applicants supply documentary proof of citizenship.

This is the first in a series of Agency background papers for the Agriculture Update, not including the overview. This paper discuss the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its agencies. The paper is a product of the Agriculture Update Committee.
This is the second in a series of Agency background papers for the Agriculture Update (not including the overview). This paper discuss the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and it's role in American nutrition. The paper is a product of the Agriculture Update Committee.
This is the third in a series of Agency background papers for the Agriculture Update (not including the overview). This paper discuss the Environmental Protection Agency and concerns of environmental pollution and reviews and registers toxic materials both at the level of use and as residues in food, air and water. The paper is a product of the Agriculture Update Committee.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services protects public health by regulating domestically produced and imported human and animal drugs, biologics, medical devices, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (comprised of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the Center for Veterinary Medicine) is charged with ensuring that the food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled.

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