If you missed it late on Friday, watch national League President Elisabeth MacNamara discuss the recent victory for voters' rights in Florida and the fight to protect all eligible voters on MSNBC's Politics Nation. On Thursday, a judge struck down part of Florida's new election law, which had threatened to institute, "a harsh and impractical" requirement for independent groups such as the League of Women of Florida that register voters in the Sunshine state.
LWVUS Executive Director Nancy Tate joined key voter engagement leaders and TV/movie star America Ferrera today in a frank discussion about the challenges facing Latino voters and the work that remains to be done in the last few months leading up to Election 2012. Read about the event and America Ferrera’s new America4America campaign.
This week I was in Washington for, among other things, an event sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, “Fact Checking the 2012 Election: Views from the Trenches.” The three panels during this half-day event were drawn from the print media, the television news media, and from the television business and legal side.
As part of our current work towards the 9th Forum for the Future scheduled to be held in Tunisia in December, I traveled last weekend to Tunis-Carthage, Tunisia to meet the leaders of the nongovernmental organization that will be our partners in this endeavor.
Voters beware. There is a flood of secret money headed into towns all across America and it looks like there is nothing to stop it from drowning out your voices this fall. But our elected officials can do something to help. They can support full disclosure and tell us where this money is coming from. They can give voters the information they need to cast a vote.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You will Go!