The 670,000+ people who live in the District of Columbia have no vote in either the House or the Senate. Your Senators and Congressman, along with the other members of Congress, have the power to remedy this hole in our democracy. But, many, many people in this country do not know that DC has no vote in Congress and do not understand the implications of this fact. The Distict of Columbia has more population than the states of Vermont or Wyoming, yet no voting rights in Congress.
IL,WI, IA & MN are establishing an Inter League Organization to pursue protecting the Upper Mississippi River Basin.
Last November, Minnesotans voted on a constitutional amendment to establish a legislative pay commission. On Friday, February 10, the commission met for the second time and LWVMN was invited to present our position on the role salary plays in attracting candidates to run for office. Former LWVMN President Carol Frisch testified at the hearing. To read her full testimony, click on the file to the right.
LWV, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Belonging to an active local LWV offers many opportunities to take part in the democratic process and strengthen our communities.