LWVUS on recent court decisions

Click on the link below to read how LWVUS is responding to important court decisions on the following topics:

  • Gerrymandering
  • Census Citizenship Question
  • Limits to Political Interest in Redistricting
  • C.—the 51st State?

Empowering Democracy

LWVN Supports Local Access Cable in Letter to FCC

Read LWVN’s letter below to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission in support of funding our local cable access stations.  FCC Letter - Public Access TV

“Green New Deal” Letter Talking Points from LWVUS

LWVUS joined a January 10th letter with more than 600 organizations urging Congress to hold hearings and openly debate legislation about climate change in response to the momentum across the country to address this important issue. LWVUS provides these talking points to Leagues about our engagement with a possible “Green New Deal” and climate change policy more generally. These points are meant to inform Leagues of the activities of LWVUS and can be used by individual Leagues in their messaging on this subject.

U.S. 2020 Census Question: Do This by Tuesday!

[From LWVMA] Oppose Census Citizenship Question NOW: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the Commerce Department to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. Including this question will discourage participation and impact the data collected, particularly in underserved areas. LWVUS asks all League members to submit a comment opposing this question to the Commerce Department using this LWVUS link: Submit a comment about the U.S. Census questions today! You can use the prepared text in the LWVUS link or substitute your own comments. It only takes a minute.

Here’s a New York Times article  on why an accurate Census is crucial.

July 26th Webinar on Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing

Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing Webinar, Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am PDT

Not sure you understand why we need a Price on Carbon? Are you perplexed about how to partner with organizations like the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and others? Come to a replay of the caucus, “Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing” from the 2018 LWVUS Convention.  Sign up for the webinar here.

Leagues across the US can make a difference in their local communities and at the state level to truly IMPACT the global environmental challenge of our times – Climate Change.

Learn how and what it takes – and better understand why a Price on Carbon is critical, how to partner, and how to promote carbon pricing legislation in YOUR state or region.

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