The League sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking Senators to act to repair and restore the Voting Rights Act to its full effectiveness following the recent Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder.  Members of the grassroots Lobby Corps will also deliver this message to Senators on the Hill.

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September 19, 2013

The League submitted a statement to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration outlining the five key suggestions the League proposes for improving the polling place experience for voters.

Fundraising can be a challenge for a non-profit, grassroots organization like the League. In order to support their important projects, local Leagues have gotten creative with their revenue generating ideas and the results are often impressive. This fundraising success highlight is the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, MA.

A sampling of multimedia resources that cover the breadth of topics within the agriculture update. These are not meant to endorse any particular practice or viewpoint.

photo of Voting Rights Act March

With Election 2012 in the rear-view mirror and 2014—and 2016—looming soon, the League of Women Voters recently released our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act.

September 17 marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. You can use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important anniversary.

August 26 marks the 93nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.  Use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important day.

The League joined other reform groups on a letter sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding the agency's enforcement manual. The letter expresses opposition to a statement made by Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) and urges the FEC Commissioners to hold off approving the Enforcement Manual until a balanced commission can make sure that decisions are not being made on a partisan basis. 

The League joined a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case during their fall session. The outcome of McCutcheon v. FEC will determine whether the overall caps on the amount of money that individuals can donate to multiple candidates or political parties are a violation of the First Amendment.

Use this press release template to bring attention upcoming anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) and the impact of the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.

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