League of Women Voters, United States
Position on Gun Control/Safety
Wear Orange Day
National Gun Violence Day is June 2nd. Many places across the U.S. are having activities to bring awareness to this issue on Saturday June 3rd and Santa Fe is no exception. The League of Women Voters US, New Mexico and Santa Fe will all support this day of awareness.
Signe Lindell, Santa Fe City Council member, introduced a resolution in this regard. The call to action has been picked up by Moms Demand Action they have planned an event for Saturday, June 3rd, from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Railyard Park area - just south of Site Santa Fe.
The event is titled: Wear Orange Day and the list of speakers include: Mayor Javier Gonzales, Signe Lindell, Miranda from New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, and a few others. The group will have tables in the area and our local Action and Advocacy committee has secured for the event as well.
All are welcome to attend. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Action_and_Advocacy.
A Message from Chris Carter, President,
League of Women Voters of the United States
"The American Health Care Act is Un-American."
Washington, DC – Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, issued the following statement on the House Leadership’s proposed “American Health Care Act.”
The “American Health Care Act” was developed in secret and is now being rushed to passage by Speaker Ryan and the House leadership. This legislation will rip apart our health care and revoke coverage for millions of Americans while raising costs for millions more.
The American Health Care Act is un-American. It fails to reflect the American values of fairness, community, and concern for all. The fact that it is being rushed to passage demonstrates the legislation can’t withstand careful consideration and the full debate that is essential in a democracy like ours. It is simply irresponsible to vote on the legislation without knowing the cost to tax payers.
The House Leadership’s bill threatens the essential care that women need. It significantly cuts coverage for women and no longer assures that women cannot be charged for more than men for healthcare. The bill will increase costs for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, while slashing assistance for lower-income households in obtaining coverage.
It is unacceptable that the legislation not only attacks Medicaid expansion but also sets the Medicaid program on the road to extinction.
The only real winners under this new legislation are the special interests and the wealthiest Americans. Hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks are included in this legislation for the wealthy and the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
The American Health Care Act would mean fewer people covered, weaker protections and higher costs for Americans.
While the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it has successfully provided health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans who previously went without. The ACA resulted in significant improvements in people's health and their sense of well-being. This proposed replacement -- the American Health Care Act -- is a huge step in the wrong direction and will result in more death and disease for the American people.
LWV-US Makes Important Statement About Proposed Federal Immigration Restrictions.
LWVNM Passes Resolution In Support
LWVUS states that the League of Women Voters does not support deporting unauthorized immigrants who have no history of criminal activity.
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