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A guest blog post by the co-presidents of the League of Women Votes of the City of New York on their voter education work for the 2013 elections.
By: Jessica Jones
Beginning next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold 11 listening sessions across the country to get community input on carbon pollution from existing power plants.
By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Tuesday was the second annual National Voter Registration Day. The New York City League partnered with city government and various groups representing a range of age and ethnic populations to sponsor an impressive event at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan.
Leagues across the country have been helping to build public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act by submitting this template letter to the editor to local or state newspapers. Below is the growing list of Leagues that have already published the letter in their communities.
- The Union, Nevada County, CA (LWV of Western Nevada County, CA)
- The Baltimore Sun (LWV of Mayland)
- South Bend Tribune (LWV of the South Bend Area)
- Buffalo News (LWV of Buffalo/Niagara, NY)
- Cap Times (LWV of Dane County)
- Claremont Courier (LWV of Claremont Area)
- The Commons Online (Brattleboro, VT)
- MySuburbanLife.com (Downers Grove, Illinois)
- The Tennessean (LWV of Tennessee)
- The Daily Times (LWV of Delaware County, PA)
- The Foster Folly News (LWV of Florida)
- The Herald Dispatch (Huntington, WV)
- Lehigh Valley Live (LWV of Northampton County, PA)
- Ames Tribue (LWV of Iowa & LWV of Ames, IA)
- Montrose Daily Press
- Ames Tribune (LWV of Iowa)
- Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies (LWV of NW Wayne County, MI)
- timesunion.com (LWV of Albany County, NY)
- Homewood-Flossmoor Patch (LWV of Homewood-Flossmoor Area, IL)
- Billings Gazette (LWV of Montana)
- Battleboro Reformer (LWV of Southeast Vermont)
- Carlise Mosquito (LWV of Concord-Carlisle, MA)
By: Renee Davidson
In November, millions of Americans spent hours waiting in long lines in order to exercise their right to vote. One solution? Implement better early voting laws. Leagues in Florida and New York are showing us how it's done.
By: Tim O'Brien
Voting rights have been under attack in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade and there are no signs of it letting up in 2013. Indeed 2013 could be a year that sets back voting rights more than all of the attacks of the past decade combined.