This background paper was produced as part of the League's two-year (2006-2008) study of Immigration aimed at helping communities understand the implications of immigration at the local, state, and federal level. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version. "....The United States is often called a nation of immigrants. And it is. The quotation above expresses the diversity of immigrants and those of immigrant stock, and the vitality this diversity contributes to America. Certainly, new arrivals have a different perspective of immigration from those who have been here a while and those whose roots in America go a long way back. For recent arrivals, the immigration experience is immediate and still in process. For Native Americans, the impact of immigration goes back a long way and frequently continues to have a personal resonance. For those whose immigrant status dates back as recently as their parents’ or grandparents’ arrival in this country or more than 400 years when their ancestors arrived, immigration is a more distant event. ..."

The League’s experience in Ukraine dates back to 1995 and to its project “Strengthening Women’s Rights in the Newly Independent States.”  Through this project, the League provided technical training and assistance to women’s nongovernmental organizations to ensure the sustained role of women in developing and monitoring the rule of law in Ukraine and in Russia.  As part of this program, and in partnership with the Moscow Center for Gender Studies and the Ukrainian Center for Women Studies, the League sponsored a grassroots exchange program in the United States for 20 women leaders from Russ

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"5 Things You Need to Know on Election Day" is a public awareness campaign letting voters know the simple steps they can take to protect their vote. The 5 Things cards familiarize voters with new election procedures and empower voters to take action to personally ensure their vote is counted.

You can download them for free below!

Unfortunately, we are sold out of the English Version. To Purchase in Spanish, visit the League Store.
Pub. No. 2078. 100 per pack.

The League of Women Voters conducted a 4-day workshop titled “Women Making a Difference” in conjunction with the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy and the Women’s Lobby Group of Zambia. The program sought to share ideas on the participation of Zambian women in the elections of 2006.

February 27, 2006

Dear Senator,

The undersigned groups urge you to support strong and effective reforms to respond to the current Washington lobbying scandals, when the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Committee) marks up legislation to address these scandals.

The groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG.

Looking For Sunshine Cover

The League of Women Voters Education Fund has created this Resource Guide to assist Leagues in dealing with this era of increasingly difficult public access to government information. This guide provides an overview of the most significant federal and state laws—those that protect and those that restrict public access to government information. It also suggests various ways that Leagues can become more active in this area, and identifies other national and state organizations involved in these issues.

 

Voting Rights Reauthorization and the League of Women Voters

February 16, 2006

January 19, 2006

TO:
  Members of the U.S. Senate
FROM:
  Kay J. Maxwell, President
RE:
  Democracy Issues in the Second Session

A number of issues pending before Congress go to the heart of the functioning of American democracy.

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