Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
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The New York Women’s Equality coalition is pleased that our legislature has taken the first step in making the Women’s Equality Agenda a reality in New York this year, and we applaud the Assembly Democrats, Speaker Silver, and all those members who voted yes today, for putting women’s equality at the top of their 2014 agenda.  
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A primary election for state candidates on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. Petitions for independent candidates seeking U.S. House seats will be due August 5, 2014. Petitions for independent candidates seeking any other office will be due August 19, 2014. Due to court order, the primary election for federal...
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The LWVUS Board at its February meeting established the following as Legislative Priorities for 2014: Money in Politics Voting Rights In addition, the following were included as a second tier of focus for 2014: Affordable Care Act Reproductive Choice Immigration and the Environment. Other issues, third tier (watch) such as Fiscal Policy/Social and Economic Justice...
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There are always the naysayers who deny that global warming is taking place and then there are others who say we can always address this issue later. The determining factor, too often, is the cost, and the question becomes, to pay later or not to pay? The dollar is the guiding force and reality be...
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All this fuss about the Second Amendment and do we really know the genesis of this contentious amendment? The Second Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights which, in itself, became part of a much debated part of the Constitution.  This one particular amendment’s language was altered several times...
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For the first time in 4 years the U.S. Senate is expected to pass a federal budget. In order to maintain a good budget, we need your help to reject bad environmental amendments that will put the health and safety of our children and our future at risk. Tell your Senators to keep the budget clean...
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Well there you have it. Ninety percent of the people in this country have told Congress that it is time to do something about background checks on buyers of guns. So what difference did that make to the people we send to represent us? Obviously not very much. The Senate has decided that what the...
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