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Leagues across the country have been helping to build public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act by submitting this template letter to the editor to local or state newspapers. Below is the growing list of Leagues that have already published the letter in their communities.
- The Union, Nevada County, CA (LWV of Western Nevada County, CA)
- The Baltimore Sun (LWV of Mayland)
- South Bend Tribune (LWV of the South Bend Area)
- Buffalo News (LWV of Buffalo/Niagara, NY)
- Cap Times (LWV of Dane County)
- Claremont Courier (LWV of Claremont Area)
- The Commons Online (Brattleboro, VT)
- MySuburbanLife.com (Downers Grove, Illinois)
- The Tennessean (LWV of Tennessee)
- The Daily Times (LWV of Delaware County, PA)
- The Foster Folly News (LWV of Florida)
- The Herald Dispatch (Huntington, WV)
- Lehigh Valley Live (LWV of Northampton County, PA)
- Ames Tribue (LWV of Iowa & LWV of Ames, IA)
- Montrose Daily Press
- Ames Tribune (LWV of Iowa)
- Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies (LWV of NW Wayne County, MI)
- timesunion.com (LWV of Albany County, NY)
- Homewood-Flossmoor Patch (LWV of Homewood-Flossmoor Area, IL)
- Billings Gazette (LWV of Montana)
- Battleboro Reformer (LWV of Southeast Vermont)
- Carlise Mosquito (LWV of Concord-Carlisle, MA)
By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Yesterday, I visited Maryland to participate in the University of Maryland Law School's Constitution Day event, which focused on recent Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, marriage equality and voting rights.
By: Zaida ArguedasBegin Event:2013-03-16 14:30:00End Event:2013-03-16 18:00:00Women of the World 11th Annual Awards Luncheon co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland and the Commission for Women of Calvert County. Speaker: Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director, League of Women Voters of the United States
By: Cheryl Graeve
As I went about my day on Election Day volunteering to be a polling place evaluator for my local League (a program instituted by the Board of Elections done in partnership with the League to make sure voters have what they need, poll workers and election judges have what they need and systems are working well on election day) – I thought about the millions of unsung hero’s without whom our democracy would grind to a halt.
By: Tim O'Brien
Last week we shared updates on changes in voting procedures in the many states affected by Hurricane Sandy. These states sought to mitigate the impact on voters. Over the weekend several new changes have been announced in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
Below are the new changes voters need to be aware of as of 9:30 am ET on Monday November 5, 2012:
By: Sara Sanders
As a child, I heard countless times “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the way the country is going,” as my parents spoke to the television when a talking head was espousing some negative view or to a family member who hadn’t taken the time to fulfill their democratic duty. Being an avid complainer in my youth (and, let’s be honest, to this day), my parents’ voting tagline was a sound argument to me. If you want to complain about the problems, you have to first do your part. You have to be a part of the solution, and that solution is speaking up and voting.
By: Tim O'Brien
In reviewing states (CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA and WV) that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy we found that most states have not changed their voting procedures. However, some states that were hardest hit have extended hours for registration and early voting.
Below is a list of changes as of this morning October 31, 2012 –