Dear LWVNCF members and friends,
It has been a year since we have been able to gather to write letters together. I hope you are all continuing to write from home. There are two issues that you could write about this month. Both come from the LWVUS.
For the People Act
It’s a new year, there are a lot of new faces in Washington, and the 117th Congress has made the For the People Act their top priority. The League supports this comprehensive democracy reform bill (known as H.R.1 in the House, and S.1 in the Senate) with important provisions, including the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, fair redistricting, D.C. statehood, and more! Write your Representative today and tell them to support passage of the For the People Act
New Hope for the ERA
This month, the House and Senate introduced legislation to remove the time limit on the Equal Rights Amendment and finally include it in our Constitution! The League has supported ratification of the ERA since it was first passed by Congress in 1972, and we have worked for decades to see ratification by the states. Last year, Virginia ratified the ERA, bringing the total state count to the required 38. Now it is time for the legislative branch to pass it and finally include women in the U.S. Constitution. Ask your Representative and Senators to support legislation to remove the time limit.