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Act! Democracy in Crisis

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. The League does take positions and advocate on issues such as ballot measures and legislation.

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Here is our list of recommendations for immediate action!

Fight Unlimited Spending in local CA Elections!

Are you disgusted by the influence of big money in politics? Did you know that in most California local elections, there are no limits on the size of campaign contributions to candidates?

California is one of only four states that limit campaign contributions to state candidates, but not local candidates.
Tell your Assembly Member to support AB 1089 to end unlimited money in our local elections!

Protect Immigrant Families

Over 10 million immigrants live and work in California. They are our family, our friends, and our co-workers. In recent weeks federal agents have taken actions to detain and deport our law abiding neighbors and tearing families apart. On April 3, the California Senate will vote to create landmark protections for immigrant families living in California. Tell your Senator to vote Yes on The California Values Act (SB54).

Demand that Trump Back Up Unlawful Voting Claims!

The League of Women Voters of the United States has joined a coalition demanding that President Trump back up his unsubstantiated claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in November. League President Chris Carson says: It's time for President Trump to produce evidence of his claims. Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub wrote a letter to the President, read it here!

Add your name as a co-signer to Federal Election Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub's letter to President Trump.

No Repeal without Replace!

Prevent the government from repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacing it with a viable option. Read more and act now.

Stop Voter Suppression!

The League is gearing up to take a stand in Congress, statehouses and courtrooms nationwide to ensure no voters are left behind. Stand with the League in our fight to ensure our elections are always free, fair, and accessible. Read more and act now!

Help LWVUS Tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act!

It's time for Congress to take action to protect voters. Click here to send a message to your representatives in Washington and tell them to end voting discrimination in this country.
Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Since then, states and localities have used every tool available to make voting harder. Without Congressional action to repair the VRA, 2016 will mark the first presidential election in 50 years without its full protections.

Click here to see what LWVO Action Committee has been doing in 2015-2016!