This article originally appeared in The Gazette.

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up a momentous fight over parties manipulating electoral districts to gain partisan advantage in a case that could affect the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans across the United States.

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http://lwv.org/content/associated-press-top-court-hear-case-could-reshape-us-political-map
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http://lwv.org/content/new-york-times-pennsylvania-lawsuit-says-house-redistricting-partisan-gerrymander

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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http://lwv.org/content/union-edge-radio-lwv-%E2%80%93-voting-laws-new-york-state-are-more-strict-you-may-expect

This article originally appeared in The Tribune (India).

India and China are showing strong leadership to combat climate change and the decision by the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will not deter these global efforts, the UN Environment chief said on Friday.

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http://lwv.org/content/tribune-us-pulls-out-paris-deal-un-commends-india-climate-effort

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement: 

This article originally appeared in The Washington Times.

By Alex Swoyer

The 2010 GOP wave swept in a number of new governors and state legislators eager to crack down on voter fraud with stricter voter ID, registration and early-voting laws.

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http://lwv.org/content/washington-times-courts-say-voter-id-laws-harm-minorities-unfairly

Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Redistricting Unconstitutional on Racial Gerrymandering

LWV Celebrates Major Win for Voters

Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers used racial considerations to draw congressional districts following the 2010 Census. This unconstitutional racial gerrymandering benefited one political party’s power in the state.

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http://lwv.org/content/npr-trumps-election-integrity-commission-could-have-chilling-effect-voting-rights

This interview originally appeared on The Union Edge.

Mary Rae Bragg, the President of the Iowa League of Women Voters, joins us to talk about how voting rights are under attack by things like voter ID laws and how “signature matching” can be an ableist and unreliable. But it’s not all bad – some states, like Iowa, have robust voting systems.

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http://lwv.org/content/union-edge-radio-voter-id-%E2%80%93-solving-nonexistent-problem

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