League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

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Friday, October 13, 2017
LWV Statement on Executive Order to End Health Care Subsidies
League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House executive order to end health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act: "President Trump’s executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave...
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Friday, October 06, 2017
LWV Statement on President Trump's Assault on Women’s Right to Contraceptive Care
League of Women Voters issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that employers can now opt out of birth control coverage, required by the Affordable Care Act. "This administration’s decision to dismantle vital health care coverage for nearly 62 million...
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Monday, September 25, 2017
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday September 26
The League of Women Voters is proud to participate in the sixth annual National Voter Registration Day 2017 (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on a single day. As a founding partner of NVRD and the single-largest on-the-ground participating...
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Strong Grassroots Opposition Stops "Skinny Repeal" in Senate
The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement on the Senate voting down the health care repeal bill: "Early Friday morning a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators said 'no' to legislation that would take health care away from millions of Americans. It is...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Senate Health Care Bill Is Not Worthy of This Great Nation
The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" unveiled by Senate leadership: The Better Care Reconciliation Act is even worse than the version we saw pass in the House of Representatives and is not worthy of...
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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
League of Women Voters Statement on Election Night Results
The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson released the following statement on Tuesday night’s election results: "The League of Women Voters congratulates the American people for turning out in record numbers to participate in our democracy. "Unfortunately, in too many cases, voters had to...
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Voters Finally Cast Ballots, Make Decisions in Election 2014
"Today, after months of relentless attack ads and millions of dollars in dark money campaign spending, American voters are going to the polls, casting their ballots and making their voices heard. The League has been there for all eligible voters in communities across this nation, making a powerful...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
New Resource Aims to Help Thousands of Young Voters in 2012
As Election 2012 begins to heat up in earnest across the country, League of Women Voters President Elisabeth MacNamara today announced the release of a new training manual geared toward empowering organizations to help eligible high school students register and vote in 2012.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
DOJ Decision Allowing Georgia to Block Voter Registration Undermines Voting Rights
The League of Women Voters is dismayed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent decision to allow the state of Georgia to implement a discriminatory requirement that new voters provide a Passport or other proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
League Calls on Media to Stop Secret Political Advertising
Today, the League of Women Voters called on television and radio stations to refuse political advertising paid for with secret money. The League also called for political candidates to repudiate campaign advertising in their races that comes from front groups and organizations that fail to disclose their big donors. "We are seeing huge sums of money from secret sources going into campaign advertising, much of it the negative advertising that poisons the airways," said Elisabeth MacNamara, national president of the League of Women Voters.
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