Legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced this week by the leadership in the House of Representatives. And after an 18-hour marathon meeting, the bill cleared its first hurdle by passage in the Ways and Means Committee in the early hours of the morning.
The “American Health Care Act” is un-American. It will increase costs for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, while slashing assistance for lower-income households in obtaining coverage. It will also threaten the essential care that women need. In fact, the only real winners under this new legislation are the big interests and the wealthiest Americans. Hundreds of billions in tax breaks are included for the wealthy and the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.
The League remains committed to ensuring that Americans have the coverage and access to care that they need to take care of themselves and their families. We will not stand by while members of Congress dismantle protections for the health and well-being of the American public.
President, League of Women Voters of the United States
League of Women Voters
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
WOMEN IN POLITICS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
A CONFERENCE COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN NEW YORK STATE
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2017
The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship on this educational conference to be held in Hyde Park, New York, in April. League members are encouraged to attend for an exciting presentation and discussion of women in politics and women's history in NYS.
The Conference is being held on Friday, April 21, at the Wallace Center at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, and on Saturday, April 22, at the Lecture Center at SUNY New Paltz. You can attend just one day, if you wish. Keynote speakers include Dr. Allida Black, George Washington University, at Friday's dinner, and Barbara Smith, Black Feminist Author & Activist, at Saturday's lunch. For a detailed agenda of the speakers and programs, please click here.
Register online here or download a registration form here. League members receive a special discount rate (on registration form) IF YOU REGISTER BY FEB. 24.
Special Offer for League Members and Friends
The League has arranged a luncheon and tour of Val-Kill, the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, for League members and friends on Friday, April 21, preceding the conference. Space is extremely limited so register NOW.
Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Executive Director of LWVUS, will join us for lunch and will be presenting at the Friday conference reception with Dare Thompson, LWVNYS President.
The cost of the luncheon is $50 and includes the tour of Val-Kill. Register online here or download a registration form here.