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.
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.
The League joined more than 340 organizations representing a range of demographic groups from more than 40 states in sending a letter to Congress urging members to support an inclusive paid family and medical leave policy and to reject alternatives that leave people behind.
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 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.
Abolishing the Election Assistance Commission is “Irresponsible”
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.
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's immigration ban: "The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants."
The League joined a letter to President Trump in support of the Obama Administration's 2012 executive action on "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."
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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.
The League believes that any constitutional convention for DC must comprise DC citizens duly elected for that purpose.
“Our members are fanning out across the Capitol to tell their elected representatives that it is well past time to right this wrong. We need them to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA),” President MacNamara said.
Elinor Hart testified in favor of improving the Inclusionary Zoning Program.