Advocacy

LWVDC Testifies on DC Fair Elections Funding

LWVDC Testifies on DC Fair Elections Funding

LWVDC testifies in favor of fully funding and staffing the DC Fair Elections program, with appropriate robust oversight and enforcement, and fully transparent in an accessible and reasonable way for access by the general public.

LWVNCA Metro-Funding Action Team Update and Call for Support

LWVNCA Metro-Funding Action Team Update and Call for Support

We support dedicated funding for the Metro system. A well functioning Metro system is crucial for the economic health and sustainability of the Washington DC region and our region will not remain economically competitive without this vital public resource. 

Read more about current advocacy in Maryland and Virginia on ongoing. And learn how to get involved in upcoming advocacy in the District of Columbia.

League supports small donor empowerment bill for the District of Columbia

League supports small donor empowerment bill for the District of Columbia

The League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia supports the Fair Elections Act of 2017, and we urge its passage along with funding mechanisms to ensure effective implementation.

A Welcome Step: D.C. Fair Elections Bill Reintroduced

The DC Fair Elections Bill was reintroduced today in DC Council. This legislation would make matching funds available to candidates who seek small donations and reject campaign contributions from Big Business.

LWVDC joins DC Vote and national, regional, and local organizations to stop the assault on DC Autonomy

LWVDC joined DC Vote and 26 national, regional and local groups in delivering a letter calling on Congress to respect the local autonomy of Washington DC and end the attacks on self-determination in governance.

League Opposes Termination of the EAC and Presidential Public Financing System

The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (HR 133) and the Election Assistance Commission (HR 634). The two bills would have a profound impact on the way elections are financed and administered. 

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate: Oppose All Campaign Finance Riders to Funding Bills

The League of Women Voters joins with allies to urge Senators to oppose all campaign finance riders and other “poison pill” riders to any CR or omnibus bill to be considered in the remaining days of this Congress.