National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is coming! More than 225 League of Women Voters affiliates around the country have signed on to hit the streets and help register voters as part of this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22. For the third straight year, the League is thrilled to be part of this massive celebration of voting and democracy.
Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, our days are still getting longer, and millions of young Americans are starting a new chapter in their lives. Graduation is a major milestone after which many young adults move and embark upon new challenges.
Over the last week, we saw three big wins for voting rights at the state level. It is, we hope, a bellwether of things to come. The assault on voting rights has been a consistent mantra over the past decade in state legislatures across the country. Last week’s wins are all the more impressive because they occurred in states that have been “unkind” to voters in the recent past.
Growing up, voting was a family affair. I had Election Day off from my school in Pennsylvania, and I always accompanied my mom to cast her vote at our local polling place. Each time, I learned something about the importance of her one vote and the responsibility of every American to have a say in our government.