The League joined a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to hold up or down floor votes during the September work period to ensure the Election Assistance Commission is fully staffed. The EAC is vital to ensuring that the right to vote for all eligible Americans is not compromised and that elections run efficiently and fairly.

 


September 8, 2014

A year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision gutted a vital protection of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the National Commission on the Voting Rights (NCVR), led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released a groundbreaking national report revealing where and how minorities continue to experience discrimination in the U.S.

The League continues efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act with a letter to the House of Representatives.

The League joined with Demos, Project Vote and allied groups to urge the Obama Administration to fully implement the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) as part of the Health Benefit Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Exchanges are public assistance agencies under the NVRA and therefore must provide voter registration opportunities to all applicants.

The League filed a motion to stay a decision of the District Court of Kansas pending an appeal in the case of Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

The League filed a merits brief in the U.S. District Court in Kansas supporting a decision by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to reject a request from Kansas and Arizona to require proof of citizenship with the national mail voter registration form.

The League sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to act quickly on H.R. 3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

The League of Women Voters of the United States joined with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and the League of Women Voters of Arizona to file comments with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) regarding the requests made by the Secretaries of State of Kansas and Arizona to modify the national mail-in voter registration form to include requirements that applicants supply documentary proof of citizenship.

The League of Women Voters of the United States joined with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and the League of Women Voters of Arizona to file a brief on the merits of Kobach v. EAC in U.S. District Court.

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