For the fourth straight year, thousands of organizations across the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) by registering tens of thousands of new voters. It is an important day for all of us to help voters get ready to head to the polls to weigh in on the issues that matter most to them.
You wouldn’t know there were some important and noteworthy elections this year – 2015 – by watching, reading or listening to the news. There are thousands of important state and local elections happening on Election Day 2015! Enter your address at www.VOTE411.org to see what’s happening in your community.
Earlier this month, the League of Women Voters of Kansas and other voting rights advocates fought to protect the nearly 35,000 voters at risk of being purged from Kansas’ voter rolls by testifying against the proposed changes.
Ensuring that all people have equal access to political power is the essence of a functioning democracy. The League of Women Voters has been a leader for almost a century in helping expand access to voting rights and keeping political power in the hands of the people.
Predictable Results: A Report from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Comparing 2011 Gerrymandering to the 2012 and 2014 Election Results, concluded that Ohio’s legislative districts are rigged to yield completely predictable results.
I believe that everyone deserves equal access to vote. The work that the League has done for the last 95 years and continues to do to bring access to citizens in underserved communities is important for the strength of our democracy.