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LWVTX Wins Temporary Restraining Order Over Voter Information to the EIC  

Congratulations to the League of Women Voters of Texas on temporarily stopping the transmission of TX voter data to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity run by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Plaintiffs successfully argued that giving data to the Commission violates state law that protects the privacy of Texas voters.

 

League Supports We the People Democracy Reform Act

The legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate by Senator Udall (D-NM) and Representative Price (D-NC4) and offers a clear path forward for improving our democracy. This legislation will elevate the voices of the American people so we can be heard over the special interests and partisan bickering. This bill will strengthen our elections with automatic and online registration, enabling more voters to participate in our great democracy.

 

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Gill v. Whitford

On October 4th, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the partisan gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin. The League participated in a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court and was inside the court to hear the argument. Read our breakdown of the argument on our blog or check out the amicus brief we filed in this case.

 

Trump Administration Begins Repeal of Clean Power Plan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing a repeal of the Clean Power Plan. This move by the administration puts the interests of corporate polluters ahead of the health and safety of the American public and will have a devastating impact on the planet.

 

Rally to Support the Dream Act During House Recess

The League supports passage of the Dream Act and Congress has until the end of December to pass this important legislation. Join activists calling on Congress to pass a clean Dream Act at rallies and district office visits around the country next week while the U.S. House is on recess.

 

Trump Administration Eliminates Access to Birth Control Benefit

The administration made the decision to dismantle vital health care coverage for nearly 62 million women by eliminating a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that guarantees employee covered birth control coverage. Read the League’s full statement on this misguided and discriminatory announcement.

Please join the League of Women Voters of Illinois and the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform for a special two-event series:

1) Thursday, October 26th in Chicago from 11am - 12:30pm

Speakers:

Jim Allen, Communications Director at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

Scott Erickson, Knox County Clerk and President of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Recorders

Bernadette Matthews, Assistant Executive Director at the Illinois State Board of Elections

Noah Praetz, Director of Elections at Cook County Clerk David Orr's Office

Colin Williams, Political Data Director, ICPR

Ami Ghandi (Moderator), Director of Voting Rights & Civic Empowerment at the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under  the Law

 

*Register for the Chicago event here: http://bit.ly/2kiczKq

 

2) Monday, October 30th in Highland Park from 7pm - 8:30pm

Speakers:

Hon. Terry Link, Illinois State Senator

Hon. Carla Wyckoff, Lake County Clerk

Mary Schaafsma, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois

Colin Williams, Political Data Director, ICPR

Hon. Susan Garrett (Moderator), Former Illinois State Senator

 

*Register for the Highland Park event here: 

http://bit.ly/2xet0Zs

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Illinois Issues: ERA — Yesterday And Today

Illinois remains a battleground over women's rights.

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of  sex. 
—   The proposed Equal Rights Amendment. It might sound simple. It’s not.

 

Read Here: http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-era-yesterday-and-today-0#stream/0

But, we have work yet to do: protecting the woman's right to choose, making sure a salary history is not required on job applications and assuring the Charter School Commission cannot override decision of local school districts. In addition, we are working very hard to organize the final push to pass the ERA Amendment. Please keep working on all of these issues and contact the Issues Committee at any time for information, event speakers or assistance. Our collective work has great impact!

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