Monthly Archives: July 2022

League Supports Reproductive Rights

The U.S. House recently passed two bills to protect the right to access reproductive health care. Passage is unlikely in the U.S. Senate this year.

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) would protect the right to access abortion nationwide by providing a federal safeguard against abortion bans and restrictions.

The Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act would reaffirm the right to travel out-of-state to seek abortion care and to help those who do.

LWVUS Convention Approves Expanded Making Democracy Work Campaign

Missouri sent 17 delegates to Denver, with another dozen virtual delegates and two observers.

The League of Women Voters added direct election of the president to its Making Democracy Work campaign at the 2022 National Convention in Denver. Delegates to the hybrid convention also narrowly approved a structural transformation proposal to move to a unified dues system and eliminate annual Per Member Payments (PMP) by 2024.