Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

League of Women Voters from New Jersey participate in the Women's March on Washington

On January 21, 2017 millions of women and men around the world turned out to make our voices heard. The Women's March was an historic day that brought attention to important issues - but our work is just beginning. Here are some actions you can take RIGHT NOW to make a difference in your community and beyond.

1. Join the League of Women Voters!

Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

“Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

When Dr. King delivered those words in 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, he was leading the voting rights campaign to confront the disenfranchisement of many African Americans across the south. His leadership, marked by peaceful protest, shined a light for all the world to see, exposing the racial injustice in our elections.

League of Women Voters Statement on the Passage of the REINS Act

 

Kate Kennedy, LWV Chief Development Officer

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce the hire of Kate Kennedy, MBA, CFRE as the new Chief Development Officer. Ms. Kennedy brings to the League more than 14 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development and membership recruitment.