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Archives of the Action and Advocacy

2015 League Advocacy and Action

Following is a list, in reverse chronological order, of Action Alerts and Advocacy statements issue by the LWV-VA for the 2015 Session of the General Assembly and by the LWVUS on national legislation during 2015.

2015-02-15 Call your Senator and insist that the last surviving redistricting bill be heard and supported. Click Here

2015-02-01 Call your Senator! Click Here to learn about the bills on the Senate floor today.

2015-01-29 Supports Election Equipment Funding Proposal. Read More.

2015-01-24 Oppose voter registration by party. Read More.

2015-01-23 Redistricting is up now. Read More.

2015-01-19 Contact your legislator now! Read more.

LEAGUE LOBBY DAY The next League Lobby Day will be Wednesday, February 3, 2016, following the WLRT meeting. Watch for details on the Calendar page for time and place.

2014 League Action and Advocacy

2013 League Action and Advocacy

Positioned For Action Documents Following is a list, in chronological order, of events and statements issued by the League, either by the LWV of the United States (LWVUS) or by the LWV of Virginia (LWV-VA), regarding legislative issues during 2013.

LEAGUE LOBBY DAY LWV-VA Lobby Day, February 6, 2013, 8:30am-2:00pm. Read Here.

4/10/13: US Senate to vote on gun control legislation. Read Here.

4/2/13: Oppose the Govern's amendment to health care exchange. Read Here.

2/22/13: Social Media Blitz on Medicaid Expansion with AARP Partners. Read Here.

2/18/13: Free Fair Accessible Rally at the Capitol Bell Tower. No to Photo Ids for Voting!!! Read Here.

2/13/13: Uranium Mining is still alive. What can you do? Read Here.

2/13/13: We support Medicaid Expansion and Reforms without delay. Read Here.

2/12/13: Please contact each member of the General Government Appropriations subcommittee and ask them to OPPOSE SB719 and SB1256. Read Here.

2/12/13: Polling place procedures; voter identification to be current, valid and contain photograph. (HB1337). Read Here.

2/6/13: Don't Delay the Medicaid Extension! Uninsured Virginians and Virginia's Economy Can't Wait. Read Here.

2/3/13: Free Fair and Accessible Elections? Oppose HB1337, SB 719 and SB1256. Read Here.

2/1/13: HB259-Redistricting. Contact Speaker of the House asking that he rule the bill unconstitutional. Read Here.

2/1/13: SJ266 passed Senate P&E and is headed for the full Senate floor. Tell your Senator to vote in favor of this resolution affecting restoration of voting rights to felons. Read Here.

2/1/2013: HB259, New Senate redistricting plan is unconstitutional. Read Here.

1/28/13: We oppose: SB719 (voter id), SB723 (electoral college changes), SB1256 (photo id). Read Here.

1/23/13: Support for SJR266 on restoration of felon rights. Read Here.

1/22/13: Press Release from Virginia Redistricting Coalition: GOP ambush in Senate shows need for Bipartisan Anti-Gerrymandering bill. Read Here.

1/21/13: Call or email your Senator if they are on the Senate Privileges and Election Committee and ask him/her to support Senate Bill 742 and Senate Joint Resolution 303. Read Here.

1/21/13: January 23 is Medicaid Expansion Legislative Day. Read Here.

1/21/13:Call your Senator if he/she is on the Sentate P&E Committee and ask them to support Senate Joint Resolution 266 and oppose HB 719. (Felon Voting Rights). Read Here.

1/21/13:Call your Senator if he/she is on the Sentate P&E Committee and ask them to support Senate Bill 742 and Senate Joint Resolution 303. Read Here.

2012 League Action and Advocacy

05/19/12: Clean Air Hearings At EPA on 5/24/12. Read Here.

3/6/12: Tell the Governor to Veto H462. Read Here.

3/1/12: Update on HB462, Ultrasound Bill. Read Here.

2/28/12: Voting Bills up for vote today: LWV Opposes HB63, Supports SB565. Read Here.

2/28/12:HB462: Mandatory ultrasound bill. Call to oppose. Read Here.

2/24/12: Vote on Monday could be last chance for Bipartisan Anti-Gerrymandering Bill Read Here

2/21/12: Pro-Choice Day of Action. Read Here.

2/20/12: Senate Privileges and Elections: LWV-VA Opposes HB9 & HB63. Read Here.

2/19/12: Action Alert on Elections Law: H9. Read Here.

2/14/12: Voting Bills Update at Crossover Time. Read Here.

2/12/12: TRAP: Last Chance to Submit Comments February 15! Read Here.

2/9/12: Oppose HB569: Proof of Citizenship to Register and Government-Issued Photo ID to Vote. Read Here.

2/7/12: Oppose HB569: Proof of Citizenship to Register and Government-Issued Photo ID to Vote. Read Here.

1/24/12: Oppose ban on insurance for abortion coverage in state health exchange. Read Here.

1/23/12: SB62 (election laws), SB244 (election laws), SJR35 (felon rights), SJR70 (redistricting). Read Here.

1/23/12: Bills to be heard on Tuesday @ 7:30am: HB831 (redistricting), HB895 (election laws), HB1084 (election laws). Read Here.

1/19/12: HB 9 scheduled to be hear in House P&E committee, 9:30am Friday, January 20. Voter ID Bill. Read Here.

1/18/12: SB185 requires testing of 3rd graders only in Reading and Math + Support. Read Here.

1/15/12: LWV-VA Top Priority for Action on Legislation: Redistricting. Read Here.

1/4/12: LWV-VA Action Priorities for 2012. Read Here.