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.

What can you do to help families at the US Border?

Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?

First:  raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate.  You can find their contact info here:

Second:  if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:

If you’re wondering where the League of Women Voters of the United States stands on immigration issues, here is information from the lwv.org website:

Immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet economic, business and employment needs; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 

We support a federal immigration law that provides an efficient, expeditious system for legal entry of immigrants into the United States including the DREAM ACT. We support policies to improve economies, education, job opportunities and living conditions in nations with large emigrating populations. We support provisions for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status. We support federal payments to impacted communities to address the financial costs borne by states and local governments with large immigrant populations.

What can you do to help families at the US Border?

Wondering what you can do to help families at the US Border?

First:  raise your voice by calling or contacting your representative in Congress–both the House and the Senate.  You can find their contact info here:

Second:  if you can donate to help families, here are some organizations for you to consider:

If you’re wondering what the League of Women Voters of the United States is doing, here is some information we received from Chris Carson, LWVUS President:

We’ve added the League’s name to two coalition letters. The first is from the Value Our Families Campaign and the letter opposes cuts to our family-based immigration system and the diversity visa program or ramped up enforcement measures that would further tear families apart as outlined in the Goodlatte bill up for consideration. The second letter calls on Congressional leaders to oppose actions that facilitate the Department of Homeland Security’s mass detention and deportation, especially of people of color, construction of a harmful border wall, or further border militarization. Specifically, it urges to significantly cut funds for immigration detention and enforcement within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) budgets.

And there will be more…stay tuned!

May 9th Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger on Cap and Trade

Invitation to a Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger    

Cap and Trade – An Introduction

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Cap and trade systems are the dominant method of pricing carbon globally. The enormous markets of the European Union and China use cap and trade, and California, with the sixth largest economy in the world, also has a cap and trade system with an effective price on 85% of its emissions. Currently the California system is trading allowances with Quebec and Ontario, possibly extending trade to other Canadian provinces, U.S. states, and even Mexico.

RSVP to join us on Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 pm PDT, for an informative presentation on how carbon pricing can be a major element in reducing carbon emissions. Dr. Emily Wimberger, chief economist at the California Air Resources Board, tasked with managing California’s cap and trade system, will give an overview of California’s cap and trade system.

Registration for the webinar is limited to 100 people, so sign up early. Register here.

Webinars are hosted by the LWVUS Price on Carbon Steering Committee and PriceonCarbon.org. Webinars are designed to help us learn more about pricing carbon and why scientists, economists and world leaders view pricing carbon as an essential strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Recordings of our previous webinars are available on the Price on Carbon website here.

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