The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear has joined with the League of Women Voters of North Carolina to draft a letter to North Carolina General Assembly leaders calling on them to reconsider their decision to relocate the press room to the legislative building's basement. LWV-LCF believes transparency and freedom of the press are cornerstones of a functioning democracy. Read the entire letter here.
For more information, contact: Mary Ellen Cole, LWV-LCF Communications Director
THE PRESIDENT SHOULD FUND THE GOVERNMENT – NOT A BORDER WALL
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase released the following statement following President Trump’s address to the nation.
“What will keep our nation secure is not a wall, but a comprehensive immigration plan executed through a fully funded government. The real threat to the safety and security of Americans is the loss of paychecks for hundreds of thousands of hard-working public servants during the ongoing shutdown.”
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SWEEPING DEMOCRACY REFORM BILL WILL MAKE ELECTIONS FAIRER AND PUT POWER BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WASHINGTON –
The League of Women Voters is proud to support HR1, the first democracy reform agenda bill introduced in the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. Today, League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase released the following statement in support of this important legislation:
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JUSTICES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE FAIR MAPS NATIONWIDE
Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments in a challenge to North Carolina’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan, which is one of the most egregious partisan gerrymanders in American history. The case has the potential to reshape future redistricting nationwide by limiting politicians’ ability to suppress the voices of voters in how they draw electoral districts. Oral arguments will be held later this term.
Read more here.