An Act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education: S.238/H.586 LWVMA presented the following testimony in support of S.238/H.586, 3.22.19 Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on EducationIn Support of S.238/H.586, An Act providing rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable educationBy Mary E. Frantz, LWVMA Education Finance Specialist […]
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Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 “Restoring the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, H.R.4, S 561, will strengthen democracy by ensuring that race is not a factor in determining who has access to the ballot box.” It “will restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court stripped in the Shelby County v. […]
Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 HR8 and S42 will require Brady background checks for all firearms, which is a position supported by 97% of Americans. HR8 passed the House! LWVUS signed the following letter to all members of Congress, along with many other organizations: “Members of the 116thCongress: We, the undersigned organizations, strongly urge […]
BIG ENVIRONMENTAL VICTORY! PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED THE LAW 3/12/19 The LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND IS PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED & FUNDED INFORMATION FOR ACTION 3 This is a huge opportunity to protect wildlife and wild public lands and waters! The Senate just passed (2/21/19) a public lands package that will: 1. Permanently reauthorize the Land and Water […]
Fund the Civics Project Trust Fund The civic education law was passed in 2018. No funds were appropriated for it. We must work to keep it from becoming an unfunded mandate. In 2018 the Northampton Area league sent hundreds of post cards urging our legislators to vote for the civic education law. LWVMA was a […]
Thank you all for speaking out for HR 1. A big victory for the LWV! On 3/8/19 the House passed the For the People Act. Mitch Mc Connell is blocking the vote in the Senate. Read more: Only One Roadblock on the Road to Reform: Mitch McConnell Let’s not give up. LWVUS is […]