Action Alerts are issued by the League of Women Voters when we want you to add your voice in support or opposition to a policy or bill. Watch this page for new Action Alerts from the League.
Current Action Alerts
- Put voters back in the driver’s seat of our elections by allowing candidates relying on small donors to compete with big money candidates. Support the Fair Elections Act of 2017, a small donor empowerment program providing limited public matching funds at a 5:1 ratio to candidates who agree not to accept contributions over $100. Stand with the League and ask your Council-members to pass the Fair Elections Act.
- Repealing the ACA means undoing numerous protections for the American people. These include a guarantee that pre-existing conditions can’t be used as a reason to deny coverage and allowing young adults to remain on their parent’s plan until age 26. They also include coverage of preventive care, limits on out-of-pocket costs, and a prohibition on life-time insurance caps. We will not stand by while members of Congress dismantle protections for the health and well-being of the American public. Stand with the League today and tell your Senators to oppose repeal of the ACA.
Stop Voter Suppression
- Across the country, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate – and there promises to be more to come in 2017. Legislators and election officials have purged existing voters from the rolls, made cuts to early voting, reduced polling places, put in place strict voter photo ID laws and levied onerous voter registration restrictions. Stand with the League in our fight to ensure our elections are always free, fair, and accessible.
- Despite public outcry since the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, Congress has ignored widespread voter discrimination and the will of the American people.Tell Congress it’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act!
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Let your Elected Officials know where you stand.
When responding to an Action Alert, we want you to speak for yourself and represent your own opinions and ideas. Our elected officials need to know what the people they represent care about and want them to do. Only you can tell them what matters to you.
Your voice matters - make it heard.
Our Action Alerts are designed to provide an outline of the key issues of a bill or policy that may guide you when writing a letter or talking to your elected representatives. We recommend writing personal letters, or speaking with your representatives in person or on the phone.
Our national action alerts are designed for you to easily send a message to your respresenatives by entering your zip code and signing a basic letter. LWVUS keeps track of how many letters are sent and where - which lets them know how much the issue matters to members and the community as a whole.