The League and NAACP believe we must do better when it comes to youth voting participation, especially among the many young people who are least likely to vote, including minority and low income youth and those who do not have a traditional college education.
In last night’s annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama laid out his priorities for the coming year. Here’s the rundown of what he said on our issues and how it aligns with League positions.
"We are glad that, by upholding voting rights, the judge ruled on the side of the people of Pennsylvania," said the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA), the lead organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit.
"As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King today, we are in urgent need of legislative fixes to realize his vision that every American is treated fairly at the ballot box," writes LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara for the Huffington Post.
In 2010, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for big money and special interest influence when they announced their decision in Citizens United v. FEC. None of us knew just how bad this decision would be for our democracy.