• Justice Department Flip Flops on Voting Rights in Ohio Purge Case

    Washington, DC –  League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the latest Department of Justice brief filed in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a pending Supreme Court case concerning Ohio’s voter purge:

  • Strong Grassroots Opposition Stops "Skinny Repeal" in Senate

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement on the Senate voting down the health care repeal bill: 

  • Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the first meeting of the 'Election Integrity’ Commission:

    “This Commission is undermining the public’s confidence in our elections. We’ve already seen thousands of voters cancel their registrations since Commission vice-chair and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach requested personal voter information from all fifty states.

  • Combined Entity is the Clear Leader in Providing Trusted Information About Candidates Running for Office

    New York & Washington – The League of Women Voters today announced the organization has accepted as a gift the technology and assets of e.thePeople, the nation's leading provider of interactive voter guide software. The gift further solidifies the League as the most trusted source for election information.

  • Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House openly admitting the Election ‘Integrity’ Commission is

  • League Opposes Kobach Request for Voter Records

    WASHINGTON, DC- The request for voter records confirms fears of Kris Kobach continuing his tactics of voter suppression and the genesis of the Elections Integrity Commission in general. The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson released this statement on the issue:

  • Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters strongly urges the House Appropriations Committee not to terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in the Financial Services Appropriation Bill, HR 115. The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement:

  • Senate Health Care Bill is not Worthy of this Great Nation

    Legislation Will Defund Medicaid and Harm Millions of Americans

    Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson today issued the following statement on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" unveiled by Senate leadership:

  • LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case

    Wisconsin Case Will Have National Impact on Redistricting

    WASHINGTON - The Court today agreed to take up the partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford.  It will be heard next term, which begins in October and runs through June 2018. 

    The Court also granted the State's request for a stay, which blocks the lower court’s ruling that new district maps must be drawn by November of this year for elections in 2018.

  • Legislation Will Improve Voter Registration Accuracy and Enhance Access at the Ballot Box

    WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters is proud to support the “Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017” introduced today by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA). Under this legislation, when eligible voters interact with a government agency, they will automatically be signed up to vote unless they decline.  It also provides for online voter registration for all eligible voters. 

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