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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 April 2014

League of Women Voters

On our blog, Voices of the League, we cover a variety of topics ranging from our work at all levels of the League, including emphasizing work accomplished in local communities across the country on our priority issues, marking important national developments, highlighting the work being done to grow and strengthen the League, and so much more. We hope you’ll take the time to see what we’ve been up to each month through this roundup. Thanks for Making Democracy Work©.

Spotlight on:

Affordable

The Affordable Care Act: A Gigantic Opportunity for America's Democracy

By: Lloyd Leonard
Posted: 04/23/2014

The National Voter Registration Act requires public assistance agencies to provide voter registration opportunities to applicants, and the Health Benefit Exchanges are public assistance agencies.


Panelists address climate change in Des Moines, Iowa on Earth DayThe Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in the Heartland

By: Bonnie Pitz, President, League of Women Voters of Iowa
Posted: 04/29/2014

On Earth Day 2014, the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Iowa joined with The New Republic Magazine and Drake University in Iowa to sponsor a forum focused on climate change.

President Obama releasing his Climate Action Plan, June 2013Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan on Track

By: Jessica Jones
Posted: 04/23/2014

On Earth Day, I attended a meeting with the Counselor to President Obama and the White House Office of Public Engagement, along with members of the environmental, public health and civil rights communities to talk about the progress of the President’s Climate Action Plan.

The Affordable Care Act: A Gigantic Opportunity for America's Democracy

By: Lloyd Leonard
Posted: 04/23/2014

The National Voter Registration Act requires public assistance agencies to provide voter registration opportunities to applicants, and the Health Benefit Exchanges are public assistance agencies.

Celebrate Earth Day – Tell the EPA to Fight Climate Change

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 04/22/2014

Celebrate Earth Day with the League by telling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight climate change.

How State and Local Leagues are Celebrating Earth Day 2014How State and Local Leagues are Celebrating Earth Day 2014

By: Toni Larson, Advocacy Chair of the LWVUS board
Posted: 04/21/2014

In addition to the work the League does to defend the environment at the national level, in 2009 members came together to develop the League’s Climate Change Task Force. Local and state Leagues are also committed to addressing the specific environmental concerns that arise in their communities.

This Earth Day, Put People Before PollutersThis Earth Day, Put People Before Polluters

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 04/18/2014

We must let the EPA know that we need to act immediately to protect the future of our planet, including our lives and the lives of our children.

Kathe Thompson along her 3000 mile walk to bring attention to the need for climate change.How One Woman Is Walking Across the Country to Prevent Climate Change

By: Kathe Thompson, League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County.
Posted: 04/18/2014

It's amazing what you see and think about when you're taking a 3,000 mile walk! On March 1, 235 climate change activists began walking east from Los Angeles; in November we will finish our journey in Washington, DC. The marchers hail from 36 states and six countries.

LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara at the Shur Fellow TrainingA Proud Tradition of Volunteers – Thank You!

By: Julia Dieperink
Posted: 04/10/2014

A passionate volunteer mentality is in the League history, it’s in our blood. And I see it every day when I come to work and interact with the state and local Leagues across the country.

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