League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to Senators urging them to carefully contemplate the underlying equity and policy decisions that are reflected in the budget particularly as it relates to Medicare and Medicaid.
History of Federal Efforts Related to Equity in Public Schooling
In the 1896 case, Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court determined that the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution permitted racially separate schools as long as they had equal facilities. Separate but “equal” schools were sanctioned for close to 70 years.
The League and coalition partners sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose H.R. 910, introduced by Representative Upton (R-MI), which would put America’s health, prosperity, and national security at risk.
Includes the official statements of position for each program area, briefly traces significant past actions and achievements, and indicates links among positions. The LWVUS public policy positions reflect the 2016-2018 program adopted by the 2016 convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States; the "positions in brief" listed there summarize the official statements of position included in this guide. Updated following biennial convention.
The League and coalition partners sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose amendments to S. 493 that would dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to address life-threatening pollution.