On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara spoke at the "Protect the VRA" rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The rally took place while the court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby v. Holder, a case that examines the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). LWVSC Co-President Barbara Zia also delivered remarks during the rally.
On Wednesday, September 12, LWVUS President Elisabeth Macnamra testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing entitled "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act."
The following statement Statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, President League of Women Voters of the United States on The DISCLOSE Act of 2012, S. 2219 was read for the Senate Rules Committee on March 29, 2012.
Thank you Mr. Conyers and member of the committee for holding this discussion which will help focus our nation’s attention on voter suppression legislation that is sweeping this country. The right to vote and have your vote counted is the very foundation of our democracy and today it is under attack.
The League and its coalition partners submitted joint testimony to members of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law in support of the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Treaty.
League Submits Testimony to Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
The League and other organizations submitted written testimony to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) providing a set of recommendations for ongoing implementation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993. Read the testimony below.