LWVUS Legislative Priorities 2014

Voter - Money 2Money in Politics and Voting Rights are the LWVUS  top Legislative Priorities for 2014. Money in Politics was the top priority in  2013 as well; Voting Rights replaces Election Reform, but it is likely that the League will lobby on similar issues under both headings.

There were some changes in the second tier of focus for 2014: Affordable Care Act, Reproductive Choice are new; Immigration and the Environment continue.

Other issues, third tier (watch) such as Fiscal Policy/Social and Economic Justice and Gun Safety, a high priority last year, may be acted on as opportunities arise for League action, if they do not interfere with action on an LWVUS priority, and it appears the LWVUS can make an impact.

The Board considered many issues and the responses from League members suggesting Legislative Priorities. The decisions were based on what issues are likely to come before the second session of the 113th Congress, the opportunities to make an impact, program decisions made by members at the last Convention, member interest, and resources available to manage these priorities effectively. The Board reviews these priorities throughout the year, making changes if necessary.

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