The 2022 legislative session started on Wednesday, and LWVCO is ready to keep you informed. Follow the frequent Legislative Action Reports on our website to stay up-to-date on how the League is monitoring and advocating for various bills! Here's a helpful article that sets the stage for what to expect during the session.
LWV Wisconsin is attempting to remove structural age bias from the LWVUS bylaws. The current policy states that voting members of the League must be "at least 16 years of age," which LWVWI believes is discriminatory and does not reflect our mission to empower voters or our DEI values. At the upcoming LWVUS Convention in June, LWVWI will be proposing an amendment to the bylaws to remove this restrictive, age-based language. The Wisconsin League welcomes member statements about why you think including youth as partners is valuable to the organization at any level. Learn more about this important LWVWI project by reading their Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
With home prices rising across Colorado and around the country, a proposed solution for housing affordability involves giving employers a tax break to help workers buy homes. This program would create a savings plan, similar to a 401(k), that gives companies a tax incentive to match their employees' contributions toward a home purchase.
The legal battle over reproductive health has been making headlines, and safeguarding these rights is an important part of the League's positions. Here are some actions that LWV has taken across the country to protect these choices for women everywhere. Looking for a way to support LWVCO's advocacy at the state level? We know this issue will be a focal point of the current legislative session, so we are proactively building a group of supporters to form a Reproductive Rights Task Force. Sign up now to be contacted with more details as they become available!