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A nonpartisan grassroots civics organization
 

As an inter-League organization we study issues that affect our five county region and lobby once we have reached consensus on an issue.

As part of our program to promote a regional approach to problems of pollution, transportation, energy, and land use; promote regional cooperation in solving the problems of waste management by increasing understanding of regionalism; promote regional cooperation among local governments.

  • In 2003 and 2004 we lobbied for the reinstatement of federal funding for the Delaware Basin Commission. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware all having an important stake in the health of the Delaware River watershed. The federal government ceased their twenty percent contribution to its administration in the late 1990s. The commission was originally set up in 1961 and funding was shared by the four states and the federal government until 1997.
  • In 2003, we held a panel discussion on the Patriot Act with speakers from the American Library Association, the ACLU, and a US Attorney.
  • In 2004 and 2005 LWV-SEPR compiled the statistics on how many people
    are registered and how many of those people vote in each of the five counties
    included in SEPR.
  • In 2005, we held a conference on the effects of the AIDS epidemic on women in this region and worldwide.
  • During 2005 and 2006 each county interviewed its local FEMA director so that
    we could determine the status of emergency preparedness in each County.

The League has been using various means to support community media in the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, with a special focus on public education and government (PEG) access through cable television, Internet, digital capability, open video systems, and satellite distribution.

On August 8, 2006, LWV-SEPR gave testimony on Senate Bill 1247 (Cable Choice and Competition Act) at a Public Hearing at the Penn State University Delaware County Campus. The LWV Greater Pittsburgh League also provide testimony on August 26, 2006 on SB 1247.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of 18 years of age or older.