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League of Women Voters

League Urges U.S. Senators to Cosponsor We the People Act   The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to cosponsor and support the We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017. This legislation is a comprehensive solution to the issues facing our democracy. The reforms included will empower citizens and remove barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party. The Act provides an important roadmap for solving the vital issues facing our political system and serves as a vehicle to help renew Americans’ faith that the problems facing our democracy can be solved. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will be visiting Senators to address this legislation.
League Supports Honest Ads Act  The League supports the bipartisan Honest Ads Act, legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate that addresses the need for new rules to expose efforts undertaken by foreign interests to intervene in U.S. elections and that will improve transparency of online political ads. The League joined 27 reform groups calling on Senators to support and cosponsor the legislation.
League Expresses Concerns Over Healthcare.gov Outages  The League joined a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding scheduled outages of healthcare.gov during the shortened 2017 open enrollment period. The letter urges the department to restrict outages to typical website management efforts so that consumers shopping for, enrolling and reenrolling in Marketplace health insurance are not affected.

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