ANDOVER (CBS) – Founded 91 year ago to educate voters and promote civic activism, The League of Women Voters is branching out with a political tactic that’s stirring controversy — emotional attack ads.
But there’s dissent within the league’s own ranks over an ad criticizing Senator Scott Brown.
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The ad claims that a recent Senator Brown vote against giving the EPA more power to rewrite clean air standards was a vote for polluters over children’s health.
The controversy has the head of the Andover/North Andover League chapter handing in her resignation that read in part, “I do not agree with the direction in which the national and state Leagues seem to be headed… [Recent actions have] muted the effectiveness of the League as a non-partisan voter service provider.”
The head of the Massachusetts League claims they’re still bi-partisan and that they are targeting a particular issue.
The national head of the League supports that in a statement saying, “We are political but non-partisan.”