• 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. 
  • A message from Jeanette Senecal, League of Women Voters Senior Director of Elections:

     

    This was supposed to be a simple thank you email. Yesterday, the League of Women Voters helped millions of Americans as they cast their ballots in this historic election.

    And we couldn’t have done it without you.

  • This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.

    By Wylecia Wiggs Harris

  •  Election Day FAQ

    The following are commonly asked questions the League of Women Voters recevies about Election Day. 

    Q: Am I registered to vote?

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