With Election 2012 in the rear-view mirror and 2014—and 2016—looming soon, the League of Women Voters recently released our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act.
In the last two weeks, the Supreme Court has issued decisions on two monumental voting rights cases. Together these cases only underline how important it is for organizations like the League of Women Voters to do the vitally important work of bringing new voters into our political process by registering them.
The League is one of the nation’s largest and most longstanding community based voter registration groups. In major election years, League volunteers help hundreds of thousands register or update their registration, focusing on reaching underrepresented groups such as young voters, minorities and first-time voters