To say we’ve been busy this past year would be an understatement. The League’s mission – Making Democracy Work ® – means that we advocate for a democracy in which everyone has their say and every vote is counted.
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.
Last week, a judge in Pennsylvania overturned the state's photo voter ID requirement stating it places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote. This is a huge victory for voters. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) was the lead organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit.