• A message from Jeanette Senecal, League of Women Voters Senior Director of Elections:

     

    This was supposed to be a simple thank you email. Yesterday, the League of Women Voters helped millions of Americans as they cast their ballots in this historic election.

  • Voting is the most powerful way to have your voice heard, and it is the core of our democracy. The League works all year, every year, to empower all eligible voters to participate in our political system.

  • Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Redistricting Unconstitutional on Racial Gerrymandering

    LWV Celebrates Major Win for Voters

    Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers used racial considerations to draw congressional districts following the 2010 Census. This unconstitutional racial gerrymandering benefited one political party’s power in the state.

  • The League joined the Brennan Center on public records requests tied to President Trumps "Election Integrity Commission" in Maine, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Alabama.
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  • The League sent a memo to members of the U.S. House opposing HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

  • The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on April 26, 2017. The brief argues that the Sixth Circuit’s holding—that any knowing false statement or omission can be grounds for denaturalization and criminal prosecution—would have dire consequences for naturalized citizens, significantly discourage lawful immigrants from seeking citizenship, and undermine a cornerstone of American society and values. 

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Trump administration that the federal government will drop opposition to Texas’ strict voter ID law:

    “The League of Women Voters is deeply disappointed that the Trump administration is changing policy to support voter discrimination measures. Contrary to the Trump administration, the Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates, and discrimination in voting is wrong.”

  • On Tuesday, February 28, President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. 

    This speech is intended to direct the administration's priorities for the rest of the year. 

    We don't know what he will say - but we will be listening and ready to take action if the president outlines proposals related to League priorities such as voting rights, healthcare and the environment.

  • Abolishing the Election Assistance Commission is “Irresponsible”

     

    Washington, DC - Today the House Administration Committee voted to terminate the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the only federal agency devoted exclusively to improving election administration on a bi-partisan basis.  The EAC Termination Act was sponsored by the committee chairman, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.).

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