Pending Legislation in Virginia
LWVUS and LWV-VA track legislation that holds a particular interest to all Virginians and often call on Leaguers to submitt comments to legislators to advance its goal of presenting unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. Most of the legislation has a deadline for comment, but some continues on the table for longer periods of time. League members are encouraged to relay their thoughts on the legislation listed below any time they feel moved to do so.
Urge Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced common sense legislation that would repair and restore the Voting Rights Act. This bipartisan effort to fix the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Shelby v. Holder is necessary to restore and protect the rights of voters across the country. Read More.
Tell Congress you support the Voting Rights Act!
SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION
Adequate health care for everyone is essential. The Affordable Care Act will pay 100% of the costs for expanding Medicaid for the first three years and 90% thereafter. Contact your legislators or write a letter to the editor and let them know we want Medicaid Exapansion in Virginia now. For talking points click here.
Read Linda Rice's Letter to the Editor