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    Future of Voting by Mail

    The League of Women Voters hosted a discussion on voting by mail. Participants spoke about how voting by mail could impact elections around the nation and examined how it could increase…

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    Clean Air Standards

    Participants debated the need for stricter clean air standards, which the EPA recently proposed. They made opening statements, took questions from a panel of journalists and each other and…

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    Campaign Finance Reform and FEC Authorization

    The committee heard testimony on the reauthorization of the Federal Election Commission and on the reform of presidential campaign financing. FEC officials requested an additional $6.6…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The Creative Coalition held a forum at Sardi’s Restaurant to discuss solutions to campaign finance reform in a time of enormous campaign contributions and fears of influence-buying. It was suggested…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Political experts, voter education activists and others reviewed the spending in the November election and to propose new approaches to funding political campaigns by giving parties much greater…

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    Voter Opinions on Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants released a report titled, “Political Fortunes: A Public Voice on Money and Politics.” They argued that the report shows that the public wants reform based on political values,…

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    Women in the Second Clinton Administration

    Anita Perez Ferguson released a list of women whom the Coalition for Women’s Appointments believed were qualified to serve in the president’s second cabinet. She and Becky Cain stressed the…

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    National Voter Registration Act

    Participants spoke about the role of the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as the “motor-voter law,” in encouraging more citizens to register to vote. More than 20 million…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Members of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee heard from witnesses who testified about current legislation before the Congress concerning campaign finance reform and the increases in…

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    Voting Patterns

    League of Women Voters sponsored a briefing with reporters for a new study on voting patterns in the United States which compares voters and non-voters. Mark Mellman, Democratic Pollster…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from legislators and several interest ggroup representativesn concerning the latest Senate legislation to reform campaign finance regulations, S. 1219.…

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    Women in Municipal Government

    Becky Cain talked about the League of Women Voters' Vision 2000 program which attempts to address the problems of communities. She also talked about issues and concerns which are common to…

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    19th Amendment 75th Anniversary Rally

    Women’s groups' representatives, Clinton administration officials, and others celebrated the 75th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment. Several…

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    Council of State Presidents

    Carol Browner, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator spoke to the League of Women Voters about the federal government’s responsibility to protect the land, air and water. She also…

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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    104th Congress

    Participants talked about whether and how the 104th Congress has created or perceived any changes in the way Congress operates.

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    Voter Registration Law

    The panelist talked about the success of the new voting registration law, which requires states to provide applicants for drivers' licenses, public assistance and disability aid with the…

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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislatures; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Congressional Term Limits

    The participants talked about the Supreme Court cases U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton and Bryant v. Hill, which tests the constitutionality of an Arkansas congressional term limits law. This…

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    Term Limits Debate

    The CATO Institute hosted a debate on term limits. The event featured comments by syndicated columnist George Will. A forum followed Mr. Will’s comments and debated the politics and law of…

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