As we mark 97 years of Making Democracy Work™ this week and gear up for our 100th celebration (see below), let’s also make the most of urgent opportunities to act, including during the upcoming Congressional recess, February 20-24.
Recess is a great opportunity for Leagues around the country to attend town halls, forums or community events with their Members of Congress. A list of events has been put together by volunteers with The Town Hall Project 2018. Please consider sending this list around and encouraging your members to attend an event. For inspiration, see the League featured in this powerful Associated Press story about constitutents holding their elected official accountable.
There are many issues in front of Congress right now and they need to hear from you—including the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (talking points below), the elimination of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and false claims of voter fraud around the country. If you have questions or want to discuss participating in these events, please contact LWVUS Grassroots Advocacy Manager Jessica Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.