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.

November 21, 2016 
 
Dear Senator:  
 
Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose all campaign finance riders and other “poison pill” riders to any CR or omnibus bill to be considered in the remaining days of this Congress.   
 
Our organizations include the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Demos, Every Voice, Issue One, League of Women Voters, People For the American Way, Public Citizen, Represent.Us, The Rootstrikers Project at Demand Progress and U.S. PIRG. 

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson released the following statement on Tuesday night’s election results:

"The League of Women Voters congratulates the American people for turning out to participate in our democracy.

"Unfortunately, in too many cases, voters had to overcome significant barriers that were erected by elected officials and other political operatives. These ongoing threats to voters’ rights are unacceptable. 

A message from Jeanette Senecal, League of Women Voters Senior Director of Elections:

 

This was supposed to be a simple thank you email. Yesterday, the League of Women Voters helped millions of Americans as they cast their ballots in this historic election.

And we couldn’t have done it without you.

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.

By Wylecia Wiggs Harris