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. 

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.

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will announce an election commission to investigate false claims of widespread voter fraud in American elections: