Protecting Voters

The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote. 

  • The League is joining with allied organizations for a Hill Call-In Day urging Congress to address President-elect Trump's unprecedented and unconstitutional conflicts of interest. The calls will support a forthcoming bill from Senator Elizabeth Warren that will require the President to divest ownership of businesses and disclose all business dealings in order to avoid severe unconstitutional conflicts of interest.

  • 1. Sign the League of Women Voter’s Petition

    “I stand with the League to ensure that elections are always free, fair and accessible. I will work with the League to stop voter suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote.”

  • 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.

  • Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since our organization was founded in 1920.

  • 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.

  • LWVUS joined LWVMD and 40 other national and local organizations supporting rescission of a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

  • 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.).

  • The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission.

  • The League sent a memo to members of the House Administration Committee ahead of the markup of HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

  • Overview: Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy

    Since 1801, the residents of the District of Columbia have had no representation in Congress, nor have they been able to govern themselves without interference from Congress. It was not until 1964 that they were allowed to vote for the President of the United States. Although the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution provided the residents with limited Home Rule, Congress still has jurisdiction over DC legislation and its budget.

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