Nancy Tate (left) with LWVUS president Elisabeth MacNamara at the Lincoln Memorial

League members are unbelievably tenacious – and hopeful – about making our country as strong as it can be.

Ask someone to register to vote today

Independence Day marks the birth of our nation and the signing of the Declaration of Independence that outlined the key tenets that our Constitution would be based on. In addition to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our founding fathers also envisioned people having the power of our democracy in their hands.

Independent redistricing commissions declared constitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a big victory for citizen-led democracy. In a 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Court found that voters can set up independent redistricting commissions.

Rebecca Shankman rallying to restore the Voting Rights Act with her granddaughter.

On the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, advocates met in Roanoke, VA to call upon Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte to act to restore the Voting Rights Act.

U.S. Supreme Court

The League joined an amicus brief in King v. Burwell that focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on women’s health, arguing that the tax subsidies are essential to women’s health and the ACA’s continued viability.

Civil rights activists march in Selma, AL.

Fifty years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA), ensuring that every American citizen had equal access to the vote. But two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision leading to an attack on voting rights. Tell Congress it’s time to restore the VRA!