Two bills to mitigate harm to children at U.S. borders H.R. 3451, Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act H.R. 3452, Help Separated Families Act LWVUS was a co-signer of the letter below. Orange sections describe the bills. Dear Member of Congress, The undersigned organizations are writing to express our strong support […]
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Driving America Forward Act, H.R. 2256 Clean School Bus Act of 2019, S. 1750 An essential goal in America’s plan to severely cut carbon emissions must include rapidly replacing all gas-powered vehicles with electric vehicles in the next two decades. Over 40% of carbon emissions in Massachusetts come from transportation. The Driving America Forward Act, […]
Eliminate biomass from future energy production in Massachusetts Please join our campaign to eliminate biomass from future energy production in Massachusetts, which is part of our collaboration with the Amherst LWV, Climate Action Now, and other groups across western MA. Governor Baker’s administration plans to reclassify electricity and heat made by biomass plants as “renewable energy,” […]
HR 2096 and S1142 allow tax credits for (1) energy storage technologies, and (2) battery storage technology. The development of energy storage systems across the country is a crucial piece in integrating clean energy into the grid at a greater scale and ensuring that the power derived from clean energy sources like wind and solar is available when it’s needed most. The bill expands […]
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions H2810 and S2018 are carbon pricing bills for MA that have generated more than 100 cosponsors. Representative Benson’s description of her bill, H2810: In 2008, Massachusetts passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and pledged to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. This bill puts a […]
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 […]
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 […]