• The next Supreme Court nominee, whom President Trump will nominate this week, will play a major role in the course for American democracy over the coming decades.  That may seem like an exaggeration, but the Supreme Court is currently divided four to four on most major issues. The incoming justice will ultimately be the deciding vote on crucial issues that shape the direction of our country.

    The League of Women Voters believes that any Supreme Court nominee should share his or her views on fundamental issues.  We have three questions for the nominee: 

  • League of Women Voters from New Jersey participate in the Women's March on Washington

    On January 21, 2017 millions of women and men around the world turned out to make our voices heard. The Women's March was an historic day that brought attention to important issues - but our work is just beginning. Here are some actions you can take RIGHT NOW to make a difference in your community and beyond.

    1. Join the League of Women Voters!

  • Julie Verotti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company, with Lowest Lord beer at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, D.C.

    When Ruth Gresser first heard about the Women’s March on Washington planned for January 21, she wanted to make sure Pizzeria Paradiso—her restaurant and a DC institution—would do its part on that historic day. 

    At the same time, Julie Verratti—whose Silver Spring, Maryland-based Denizens Brewing Company beers flow from the taps of restaurants across the District—knew it was time for her women-owned company to step up.

  • Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

    “Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”

    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    When Dr. King delivered those words in 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, he was leading the voting rights campaign to confront the disenfranchisement of many African Americans across the south. His leadership, marked by peaceful protest, shined a light for all the world to see, exposing the racial injustice in our elections.

  • The League is joining with allied organizations for a Hill Call-In Day urging Congress to address President-elect Trump's unprecedented and unconstitutional conflicts of interest. The calls will support a forthcoming bill from Senator Elizabeth Warren that will require the President to divest ownership of businesses and disclose all business dealings in order to avoid severe unconstitutional conflicts of interest.

  • League of Women Voters of Los Angeles volunteer helps a new citizen register to vote

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants complete the naturalization application process and take part in swearing-in ceremonies—also known as naturalization ceremonies—in cities and counties across the country.

  • 1. Sign the League of Women Voter’s Petition

    “I stand with the League to ensure that elections are always free, fair and accessible. I will work with the League to stop voter suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote.”

    2. Become an e-Activist

  • November 21, 2016 
     
    Dear Senator:  
     
    Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose all campaign finance riders and other “poison pill” riders to any CR or omnibus bill to be considered in the remaining days of this Congress.   
     
    Our organizations include the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Demos, Every Voice, Issue One, League of Women Voters, People For the American Way, Public Citizen, Represent.Us, The Rootstrikers Project at Demand Progress and U.S. PIRG. 

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