Each state has focused some of their energy on voting rights and elections – 2230 bills relating to elections, both good and bad, have been introduced in state legislatures across the country since January.
For the first time in 4 years the U.S. Senate is expected to pass a federal budget. Tell your Senators to keep the budget clean of bad environmental amendments that could destroy our climate and harm public health.
The League partnered with fellow voting and civil rights partner/groups to host a tweetchat on the critical voting rights case, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, Inc., and the nation’s urgent need to protect the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993.
A decision against the NVRA, which streamlined the many state laws that hindered citizen-led registration drives, would leave the mission of the League of Women Voters in jeopardy and make the voter registration process vulnerable to new forms of political manipulation.
When the League powered the vote for the 2012 Election, we reminded voters that ‘your vote is your voice.’ This week we honor Sunshine Week 2013, a nationwide effort to open up dialogue on the importance of transparency in government and freedom of information.