• 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.).

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's immigration ban:

    "The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. 

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the unsubstantiated claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election:  

  • Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

  • Kate Kennedy, LWV Chief Development Officer
    Kate Kennedy, LWV Chief Development Officer

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce the hire of Kate Kennedy, MBA, CFRE as the new Chief Development Officer. Ms. Kennedy brings to the League more than 14 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development and membership recruitment.

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  • League of Women Voters Statement on the Passage of the REINS Act

     

  • Washington, DC – When the new Congress is sworn in Tuesday, one of the first orders of business will be to adopt rules for the 115th Congress, including severe cut backs in the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

    The following statement is attributed to League president, Chris Carson:

  • The League of Women Voters on The Union Edge Radio - every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month
    The League of Women Voters on The Union Edge Radio - every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

    Voters will Hear from League Experts on The Union Edge

     

    Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA – The League of Women Voters is excited to partner with The Union Edge, the only nationally-syndicated labor talk radio program in the country.

    League leaders will participate in regular radio segments to discuss voting rights, public policy issues and advocacy.

  • SCOTUS to hear Arguments Monday

    Washington, DC – On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on the critical intersection of racial gerrymandering and partisan gerrymandering. The state of North Carolina argues that its districts were designed to achieve partisan goals, so it should not be overturned as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.  

  • Voter Suppression Can Impact Outcomes

     Washington, DC – This year, and for several years, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate. Since the Supreme Court rolled back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, elected officials have purged existing voters from the rolls, made cuts to early voting, reduced polling places, put in place strict voter photo ID laws and levied onerous voter registration restrictions.

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