Another election has come and gone and millions of Americans went to the polls to vote at the local, state and federal levels on the issues and candidates that mattered most to them. While they were working to make those important decisions, millions of dollars of secret money poured into the 2014 elections from dark money groups which hide the identity of their donors, seeking to buy our elected officials and distort our elections.
If you voted this year or helped others in your community cast their votes, thank you! While a few races remain up in the air and final tallies are being counted, many new federal, state and local leaders are preparing for their positions and taking into account your vote and the issues you and millions of Americans weighed in on. Now, we must hold our elected officials accountable by continuing to be in regular contact with them on the issues we care about.
Election Day – Tuesday, November 4 – is just days away. Millions of voters will head to the polls to stand up for what matters most in their communities and their lives. I hope you’re ready to exercise your right to vote and weigh in on the elections in your community.
Americans deserve election systems that are free, fair and accessible for all eligible voters. The League works to modernize and streamline the voting process, promote transparent and accountable redistricting, and make it easier for all eligible citizens to participate in elections.