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League Weighs In



Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

LWV Statement on New Tax Loopholes to Protect 'Dark Money' Donors 7/18/2018 - The Treasury Department opened a massive loophole that will allow special interests to launder unlimited amounts of undisclosed, illegal contributions into federal elections.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Pass Sensible Gun Laws
TAKE ACTION: Congress Must Pass the Dream Act NOW
Contact your Senators and Representatives to ask their support for a clean DREAM Act to protect, not turn away, the 800,000-young people who were brought to the United States as children. We can and we must do better to be vigilant about speaking out against racism. We must stand up as a nation and say this is unacceptable.


LWVID Signed-On to Letter to Congress Supporting Immigrant Children and Families

League Action Needed on US House Resolution (H.R.) 3144

(1) Here's what's happening: HR 3144 - the harmful, anti-salmon, anti-orca bill was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee passed the full House of Representatives.

(2) Here's what you can do (the alert): Send a letter to your Senators and let them know there's strong support for wild salmon and healthy rivers. Ask them to oppose HR 3144 when it comes to a vote.

This bill is very bad news not just for salmon, orca and fishing communities; it is also bad for federal laws, treaties and the courts - as it seeks to overturn several court rulings, roll back court-ordered salmon protections at the Columbia and Snake River dams, and derail an important court-ordered environmental review that must look at all salmon recovery options - including the removal of the lower Snake River dams.

For additional information, see this article by Annette Cary in the April 11, 2018 edition of the Tri-City Herald.
Write to Congress

Letter to House State Affairs Committee to Oppose HCR32 Constitutional Convention

Letter to Senate State Affairs on Amendment to Reapportionment

Request to Idaho PTV for Balanced Coverage on Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

PUC Testimony and Time for Action on separate billing structure proposal by Idaho Power for rooftop solar panel users

Testimony supporting H 464 Idaho Health Care Plan

Testimony opposing H 615 proposal for sale of non-ACA compliant health care plans in Idaho

Testimony on H487 opposing limitations on bond levy elections to support education funding, and an oped piece on the same topic

Letter to Idaho House Judiciary & Rules Committee on proposed legislation to eliminate the Idaho death penalty for persons with severe mental illness. The hearing was canceled at the end of the legislative session.