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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

Action History

For nine decades, the League of Women Voters has influenced public policy through education and advocacy. By communicating directly with policy makers, the League takes action on a range of civic issues at every level of government. All action is based on League positions.

Check out a history of action the Metro Columbus League has taken:

League calls for signatures for redistricting amendment

Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus President Kitty Burcsu submitted the following letter to the editor to The Columbus Dispatch.

League urges regional cooperation in letter to editor

Friday, May 18, 2012

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus President Kitty Burcsu submitted the following letter to the editor of The Columbus Dispatch this week.

Action Alert: Urge suburbs to support job-poaching agreement

Friday, May 18, 2012

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus is calling on members to convert our new position on regional planning and land use into action by contacting city governments to encourage support for a central Ohio job-poaching agreement.

Apportionment Board urged to offer maps for public scrutiny

Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

In testimony Friday before the Ohio Apportionment Board, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus joined with LWV-Ohio and the Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting in asking the board to post legislative maps at least two weeks prio

League testifies before redistricting panel

Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011

Beth Taggart testified yesterday on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus before the Ohio House State Government and Elections Subcommittee on Redistricting and the Ohio Senate Select Committee on Redistricting.

Congress must salvage Election Assistance Commission

Friday, Jun. 24, 2011

In email correspondence with U.S. Representatives Steve Austria, Steve Stivers, and Pat Tiberi, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus spoke out against an effort in Congress to terminate the Election Assistance Commission.

League urges President to stand up to polluters

Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2011

In an email to President Barack Obama, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today asked for a strong new standard for smog pollution.

Legislators urged to alter election administration bills

Sunday, Jun. 5, 2011

In emails to central Ohio legislators today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus recommended changes to two election administration bills pending in the House and Senate.

Senators urged to vote against repeal of health care reform law

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

In emails to U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged against repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Senate should join House in passing DREAM Act

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

In correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged their support for the DREAM Act.

Senators should move quickly to ratify START Treaty

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

In email correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today urged their support for the START Treaty.

Senators urged to move DISCLOSE bill during lame-duck session

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

In correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the DISCLOSE Act.

Local ballot issues lack clear, adequate language

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Following is a statement by the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, prepared by Ann Henkener for today's meeting of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Senators must pass climate, energy legislation

Friday, Jul. 16, 2010

In e-mail correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today urged support for strong climate change legislation.

Senators lobbied to oppose amendment that would weaken Clean Air Act

Thursday, May 20, 2010

In e-mail correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today defended against attacks on the Clean Air Act.

Congress must protect 2010 elections from corporate influence

Monday, May 10, 2010

In letters to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked lawmakers to protect 2010 elections by sponsoring and supporting the DISCLOSE Act.

Senators urged to take strong stand on climate change

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010

In letters to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today demanded meaningful and comprehensive legislation to address climate change.

Representatives urged to pass health care reform

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

In a letter to central Ohio's U.S. Representatives, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged passage of health care reform as it comes to the House floor this week.

Senators lobbied to oppose attack on Clean Air Act

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

In e-mail correspondence to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today urged against weakening of the Clean Air Act and asked the Senators to vote against the Murkowski Amendment.

Senators asked to include public option in health care reform

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

In e-mail correspondence to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Congress urged to include public option in health care reform

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

In e-mail correspondence to central Ohio's U.S. Representatives, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Lawmakers urged to support postponing tax reduction

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's legislators today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged lawmakers to support the Governor's plan to postpone final implementation of the 2005 tax cuts in order to preserve funding for education.

League endorses Children Services levy

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus yesterday endorsed Issue 4, the Franklin County Children Services levy, on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Lawmakers asked to include public option in health care reform

Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

In letters to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus insisted that public health insurance be part of any health care reform measure.

Senators asked to support treaty on women's rights

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

In e-mail messages sent today to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Congress gets carrot, sticks for climate change vote; bill moves to Senate

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2009

In letters sent today to central Ohio's Congressional delegation, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus followed up on recent passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

League supports Issue 1, Columbus income tax increase

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today endorsed Issue 1, the Columbus income tax increase, on the Aug. 4 special election ballot.

Legislators asked to preserve essential social services in state budget

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

In an e-mail message sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged members of the Budget Conference Committee and central Ohio's legislators to make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into the state coffers.

League appeals to Senate, House for meaningful education reform

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus supported meaningful education reform in HB 1, the Biennial Budget.

League comments on EPA proposal to regulate greenhouse gases

Friday, Jun. 12, 2009

In an e-mail sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

State senators asked to increase revenues to ensure essential services

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In a letter sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged central Ohio's state senators to make the responsible choice to bring more revenue into the state coffers.

Congress lobbied on global climate change

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In an e-mail to central Ohio's Congressional delegation today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for climate-change legislation.

Representatives lobbied on foreclosure rights of renters

Friday, Apr. 24, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for HB 9.

Ohio House members asked to ban corporal punishment in schools

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for Am. HB 26.

League endorses Metro Parks levy

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2009

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus has endorsed the Metro Parks levy appearing on the May 5 primary election ballot.

League tells central Ohio delegation to support President's budget

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009

In e-mail messages to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown and to U.S. Representatives Steve Austria, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Pat Tiberi today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the President's budget.

Voinovich, Brown urged to cosponsor Fair Elections Now Act

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked the senators to cosponsor the Fair Elections Now Act.

Representatives asked to support DC voting rights, oppose amendments

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Representatives Steve Austria, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Pat Tiberi today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked for support for the DC House Voting Rights Act.

Senators asked to support cloture on DC voting rights bill

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

In an e-mail to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus asked for a cloture vote on the DC House Voting Rights Act.

League tracks results of 2008 advocacy at state, national levels

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

As the League of Women Voters looks forward to the 128th Ohio General Assembly and the 111th Congress, we also want to look back at Metro Columbus advocacy in 2008 to see how central Ohio elected officials voted on important issues.

State senators discouraged from enacting election reform without input

Monday, Dec. 8, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus contacted state Senators David Goodman, Ray Miller, and Steve Stivers today, urging them to oppose Sub. SB 380, Early Voting Requirements.

State representatives urged to oppose special education scholarship

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

In a letter to central Ohio's delegation to the Ohio House of Representatives sent today, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus opposed Sub. SB 57.

League endorses Columbus school levy/bond package

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus has issued its support for Issue 75, the Columbus City Schools levy and bond.

Congress asked to support global warming policy principles

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008

In a letter to U.S. Representatives David Hobson, Deborah Pryce, and Patrick J. Tiberi, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus urged support for the "Principles of Global Warming Legislation."

Senators urged to vote against wiretapping

Monday, Jul. 7, 2008

In a letter to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus opposed H.R. 6304, the FISA Act of 2008.