• The League sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose the termination of the Election Assistance Commission, the only federal agency that devotes its full resources to improving American elections.

    November 2, 2011

    TO: Members of the U.S. Senate

    FROM: Elisabeth MacNamara, President

    RE: Oppose Termination of the Election Assistance Commission

  • In 1920, a major effort to register newly enfranchised voters and educate them in the political process was prominent on the agenda of the just formed League of Women Voters. A few years later, state Leagues were challenged to increase voter turnout by 25 percent, leading the Alabama League to note: “…it is a very difficult matter to qualify for the vote in Alabama…”

  • League of Women Voters Urges U.S. Justice Department to Object

    Washington, DC—The League of Women Voters of the United States has joined the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reject the congressional redistricting plan submitted by the state of Texas on the grounds that it would disenfranchise minority voters and is in clear violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

  • This week, we joined with the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging the U.S. Department of Justice to object to the Texas congressional redistricting plan. The Texas plan is by far the most extreme example of racial gerrymandering among all the redistricting proposals passed by lawmakers so far this year. This plan is blatantly designed to stifle the voices of minority voters in favor of locking in partisan gains.

  • The League of Women Voters of the United States joined the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reject the congressional redistricting plan submitted by the state of Texas on the grounds that it would disenfranchise minority voters and is in clear violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.


  • North Carolina League speaks out for Voters’ Rights

  • League of Women Voters Urges House to Oppose HR 672

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today urged Members of Congress to oppose HR 672, proposed legislation which would terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and transfer some of its functions to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

  • League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to oppose HR 672, which would terminate the Election Assistance Commission and transfer some of its functions to the Federal Election Commission.

  • League President Elisabeth MacNamara sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to oppose HR 672, which would terminate the Election Assistance Commission and transfer some of its functions to the Federal Election Commission.

  • Late yesterday, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a restrictive new voter id and proof of citizenship bill into law. Kansas President Ernestine Krehbiel expressed "deep disappointment" with yesterday's events

     

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