State of the State 2017
"Shining the Light of Truth"
October 11, 2017
Union League Club, Chicago
Our thanks to all who made this event a success! Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund.
LWVUS Statement on Executive Order to End Health Care Subsidies
Washington, D.C. - League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House executive order to end health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act:
"President Trump’s executive order to end health care subsidies for insurance companies will raise premiums and leave more Americans without meaningful health insurance. These subsidies were put in place deliberately to keep costs down for everyday Americans. Removing them now is a dangerous step toward unraveling a fragile system. READ MORE.
LWVUS Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan Repeal
Washington, DC - League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's repeal of the Clean Power Plan:
“By repealing the Clean Power Plan, the White House is putting the interests of corporate polluters ahead of the health and safety of the American public. This decision will have a devastating impact on the planet at a time when we are seeing the powerful climate change effects with rising temperatures, deadly hurricanes and destructive wildfires. The League is appalled at this irresponsible decision that will have a long-term devastating impact on our planet and health of the American people.”
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LWVIL Joins Group in Support of CHIP Extension
LWVIL joined a group of over 50 organizations -- all committed to improving health coverage for Illinois families -- in signing a letter urging members the Illinois legislature to pass a clean, five-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides $454 million for an estimated 325,000 Illinois children enrolled in CHIP. Read the letter HERE.
Action on DACA
According to the New York Times: President Trump on Tuesday (September 5) ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. He called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.
The LWV stands strong with the DREAMers.
LWVUS is a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The 200+ coalition members have banded together to support the 800,000+ DREAMers who came forward when DACA was enacted. Our colleagues who are leading the fight to defend this program are doing everything they can to prepare to come to DACA's defense and ensure that this program remain.
Click HERE for their tool kit on how to respond.
Click HERE for LWVUS' Statement on the DACA Reversal.
Local League Spotlight: Downers Grove/ Woodridge/Lisle
This is the latest in a series covering all local leagues in Illinois.
LWV Downers Grove/Woodridge/Lisle is delighted to have doubled its membership during the past year. This positive development has been accompanied by a variety of activities:
Click HERE to see how you can help with issues important to you and your communities.
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