In 1920, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to democratize the vote. Since then, League members across the country have worked tirelessly to strengthen our democracy and ensure equality for all.
State officials and the Supreme Court face a critical choice: Do they endorse a return to the 19th- and early 20th-century era of conflict and bloodshed that characterized America's labor history, or endorse a system based on innovation, partnership, collaboration, and mutual respect?
Citizens are affected every day -- not just in the weeks before an election -- by the decisions of their elected representatives, and have the right to know when those decisions are being driven by large campaign contributions.
In what topsy-turvy world would we find large energy companies like the Ohio Valley Coal Corporation suing in the Supreme Court to ask for more stringent, complicated, and expensive environmental regulations?
When the Supreme Court decides that a petition was "improvidently granted," it does not explain its reasoning.
Back in 2011, EPA unveiled this update of a critical public health protection. Unfortunately, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an extremely controversial divided ruling in August of 2012 that struck down this rule.
As a clergyperson, I'm obviously concerned about people being able to have the freedom to practice their faith. Yet as a woman, I also care about the health and dignity of people who need contraception.
By declining to hear a challenge to New York State's "Amazon law," the U.S. Supreme Court has now helped pave the way for states and localities to collect more of the roughly $13 billion that they're owed each year in uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases.
This cluster of cases infamous to liberals might conspire to deal a blow to the ACA and in the same stroke open the door to other odious corporate practices performed in the name of faith. Or maybe not.
There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?
Workers whose freedoms are limited by their employers are serfs, not independent citizens. Allowing companies to limit their workers choices in this way undermines basic freedoms and indeed our democratic system.
This week's decision by the Supreme Court to examine a challenge to President Obama's ACA corporate mandate to provide insurance coverage for contraception, provides a fascinating deep legal issue, once one gets beyond the understandable political cacophony
No corporate entity should be in position to limit women's legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women.
With all eyes on the Supreme Court this week, birth control and its coverage as a preventive benefit for women without a co-pay will once again take center stage in the national conversation.
In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.