"Procedural safeguards must be put in place to protect democratic values and ensure that any proposed amendments reflect the concerns of citizens,” said President MacNamara..

Stop the flood of secret money

President Obama called for “reduc[ing] the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections” during his final State of the Union speech. As we mark the sixth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, here are four solutions for fighting the influence of money in politics.

Electing the President

Millions of voters will vote in the presidential primaries. The rules about the primaries, including when they are held and who can participate, vary widely by state. Here’s a quick look to help answer your questions about this pivotal part of our voting system.

President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, and discussed the need to invest in civic engagement and improve our voting and elections systems. Check out our Storify as the League and our supporters live-tweeted the speech!

"The League is pleased to have the power of the presidency behind reforms that lower barriers to voters and help us work toward a more perfect democracy," said President MacNamara.

Leagues across the country can expect to have a busy 2016 legislative session, with the majority of state legislatures beginning their sessions in January. Voters' rights and election laws will be brought to the forefront once again in 2016, and with elections at every level of government, the stakes couldn’t be higher.