Clean air defense one of many League priorities for 112th Congress
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
The League of Women Voters has prioritized clean air defense and health care defense for its work in the 112th Congress.
The national board also adopted money in elections (campaign finance reform) and and voter registration and election administration as legislative priorities.
The Legislative Watch List -- meaning that if an opportunity arises on an issue and does not interfere with action on an advocacy priority, the League will take action if it can have an impact -- is as follows: CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women); climate change; ethics; immigration; and safe drilling and mining (“Fracking”).
The board discussed many issues and the responses from members suggesting legislative priorities. The decisions were made based on what issues are likely to come before the 112th Congress, the opportunities to make an impact, program decisions made at the 2010 Convention, member interest, and resources available to manage these priorities effectively.
The board reviews these priorities throughout the year, making changes if warranted.