The U.S. Supreme Court issues many opinions each year and it is safe to say they all greatly impact the lives of Americans in some way. The Supreme Court’s opinion two years ago in Citizens United v. FEC is by all accounts one that has dramatically changed the landscape of modern political campaigns in America.
Across the country, Leagues are raising their voices on voting rights, redistricting, clean air and water, campaign funding and more. From Massachusetts to Florida, New York to Kansas and points in between, Leagues are busy educating and advocating.
How can you fight back against the big money pouring into the political campaigns this year? Sign the petition on The White House website* urging President Obama to appoint new commissioners to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
As we pause to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his lifelong passion and commitment to securing equality for all in American society. This year, it seems particularly appropriate to remember Dr. King’s crusade for the ballot. What would Dr. King have thought of the recent wave of restrictive voting laws sweeping the nation during this presidential election year?
Redistricting and voter ID are heavy on the minds of voters in TN and NC while the heated political rhetoric in MI has reached new heights. Read "This Week around the Leagues" and comment on the impact that Leagues in these communities have had on these issues.
The Iowa Caucuses are less than a week away – an early kickoff to what will surely be a long and intense election year 2012. Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, the League is putting together a list of Election Year Resolutions/Hopes for the upcoming year:
It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to 2012. In the coming year, we will be active on many fronts, but with special emphasis on providing the public with all the information they need to navigate the election system, learn the issues, and vote for the candidates of their choice.