2021 Legislative Issues and Updates

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Making Democracy Work® 

Elections
Improve access to the ballot, particularly for those previously convicted of a felony, modernize elections to allow for better representation and more flexibility, facilitate better understanding of initiatives
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Election Security
Ensure secure, accurate, transparent elections, and utilize best practices to reduce rejected ballots
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Money in Politics
Reduce influence of special interest money in politics, provide public financing for campaigns for some offices, ensure transparency, restore citizen confidence, and prevent conflicts of interest

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Redistricting & Census
Ensure the 2021 redistricting process is well publicized, accessible to the widest range of constituents, efficient, and transparent.

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Fighting Climate Change and Its Effects

Climate Change 

Promote measures to address the climate crisis
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Energy
Advocate for clean and renewable sources
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Natural Resources
Protect and restore forests, rivers, water, and shorelines

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Transportation
Achieve balanced and efficient systems, prioritizing those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and congestion
 
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Ensuring Social Justice

Criminal Justice
Address the impact of systemic racism and advocate for a criminal justice system that is equitable, transparent, and evidence-based

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Social Justice
Expand economic, political, and social opportunities and protections for historically marginalized groups.

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Gun Safety
Support measures to increase public safety and reduce suicides

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Housing and Homelessness
Ensure affordable housing for all

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Health Care, Behavioral Health, and Reproductive Rights
Ensure affordable and accessible health care for all

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Improving Education

Public Education
Fully fund K-12 and increase funding for student support services, including broadband access.

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Establishing Fair Revenue

Adequate and Fair Revenue and Budget
Promote a balanced, fair, adequate, and flexible tax structure as well as the establishment of a public bank

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Issue Papers

Our dedicated lobby team members write issue papers before each legislative session that provide the background behind the League's position on each issue as well as outline the anticipated plans and legislation for the upcoming session.


Making Democracy Work®

 Census

 Elections

Fighting Climate Change and Its Effects

 Energy
 Forests
 Rivers
 Shorelines

 Water



Ensuring Social Justice

 Criminal Justice

 Gun Safety

 Housing and Homelessness

 Healthcare, Behavioral Health, and Reproductive Rights

Improving Education

 Education


Establishing Fair Revenue

 Adequate and Fair Revenue and Budget


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