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What You Can Do - Take Action on the Issues!

The Latest Guidance from LWVUS for Action and Information for League Members

Learn About the League's Important Issues

The League of Women Voters cares about issues and encourages participation in the political process. Click below to learn about the issues and how to get involved --

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League's Take Action Page

Urge Congress to pass:

  • The DREAM Act
  • Sensible Gun Laws
  • Stop Voter Suppression
  • Automatic Voter Registration
  • Restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA)

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SEE BELOW FOR THE LATEST ISSUES, WHAT YOU CAN DO, and INFORMATION ABOUT LEAGUE!

LWVUS Latest News - August 2018

From August 16 League Update

NEW Voter Registration Training Webinar and Overview of Available Resources Thanks to all who joined our voter registration training webinar this week! A recording of the webinar is now available, along with a list of our latest and greatest resources for helping you carry out effective voter registration drives this fall.

Urge Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act The VRA was passed 53 years ago. Unfortunately, the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder, overturned an essential provision of the VRA which has led to countless attacks on the voting rights of Americans. Join us as we tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.

NEW LWV Brand Standards Over the last six months, the national office has been working to produce a clearer and more streamlined Brand Standards document that will better reflect our nationwide brand in both digital and print. We are excited to share these new LWV Brand Standards and updated logo files for all to use. These will be the only official League of Women Voters logos available moving forward. All LWV materials created moving forward--both digital and printed--Leagues must adhere to this Brand Standards document.

Please reach out to communications@lwv.org with any questions.

NEW Brand Standards Include NEW LWV Mission, Vision and Value Statements:

  • LEAGUE STATEMENT: The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.

  • OUR MISSION: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

  • OUR VISION: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

  • OUR VALUE: We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

LWVUS Featured Items - June , July & August, 2018,

From July 19 League Update

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) TRAINING

The national office is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The follow up materials from the DEI training are now available on the League Management Site. Additionally, LWVUS has posted the definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.

For those looking for more resources and tools, LWVUS has also provided continued learning materials here.

Bylaws Update Per the bylaws votes at Convention, the LWVUS bylaws have been updated accordingly.

LWV RELEASES TWO ACTION TOOLKITS

(From League Updates, July 19 & August 2, 2018)

New Materials have been added to the Census and Redistricting Action Kits ! The Redistricting Action Kit now contains a link to a new report from the Campaign Legal Center regarding Designing Independent Redistricting Commissions. The Census Action Kit contains a template for Leagues that would like to submit comments to the Department of Commerce regarding the inclusion of the citizenship question on the U.S. Census.

NEW Census and Redistricting Action Tool Kits are available on the League Management site! Click below.

Visit the updated Census Action Kit and see May and April sections, below;

and the

Updated Redistricting Action Kit

Use these Kits for tools and resources--including templates, messaging guidance, and background materials--related to the League's work on redistricting and the Census. Additional materials are being added as they become available

LWVUS Featured Items - May 2018 & 2020 CENSUS Update

FEATURED MAY with Updated CENSUS information

Public comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the inclusion of a citizenship question were due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Read LWVUS comments here

See below for tools to use as an informed individual to write your congressperson or a letter to the editor.

Other info from LWVUS, May, 2018

APRIL 2018, SAVE THE CENSUS!

WE MUST SAVE THE CENSUS - SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!

April 4, 2018 From LWVUS President Chris Carson

In late March, the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross decided to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census.

This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.

Stand with the League against this attempt to undermine the purpose of the U.S. Census. Call on Congress to take action and correct this issue before it's too late.

The Census occurs once every ten years, so it is imperative to get the most accurate count. Every community relies on Census data -- from apportioning our national representatives to making decisions about public safety and neighborhood resources -- this information impacts every aspect of our lives. A fair and accurate count lets our leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving. Including a citizenship question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy

The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States + not all citizens. For more than 200 years, the Census has collected information about the geographic distribution of our population so we can provide representation and invest in our communities equitably. Without a complete count of our nation's people, businesses will not have the tools to make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.

We will do everything in our power to correct this issue before it's too late.

STAND WITH US AND SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!

For more information about the issue, including talking points, click here

Yours in the fight,

Chris Carson President, LWVUS

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LEAGUE MANAGEMENT SITE

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