| Jessica Jones
This week brought good news for Georgia voters. A U.S. District Judge cleared the way for a lawsuit by voting rights groups to go forward. The suit asks the court to mandate that the State of Georgia fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) particularly with respect to providing voter registration forms at public assistance agencies both in person and online. Demos and other groups hailed this court order.
| Elisabeth MacNamara
The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to do away with one of the most effective deterrents to campaign finance corruption our nation has relied on since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.
Americans for Campaign Reform - Campaign Legal Center- Common Cause - CREW - Democracy 21 - League of Women Voters - Public Citizen - U.S. PIRG
November 3, 2011
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
Our organizations are writing to you once again to express our grave concerns about the extraordinary failure of the Federal Election Commission to properly enforce and interpret the nation's campaign finance laws, and about your inaction to address this very damaging situation.
Statement by Lloyd Leonard, Director of Advocacy for the League of Women Voters of the United States.
The League of Women Voters has been working for fair and open elections for many decades. We have supported campaign finance reforms at the national level and in the states in order to protect our democracy from corruption and to ensure that the voices of regular voters can be heard.
The League sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose the termination of the Election Assistance Commission, the only federal agency that devotes its full resources to improving American elections.
November 2, 2011
TO: Members of the U.S. Senate
FROM: Elisabeth MacNamara, President
RE: Oppose Termination of the Election Assistance Commission
League of Women Voters Urges House to Oppose HR 672
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters today urged Members of Congress to oppose HR 672, proposed legislation which would terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and transfer some of its functions to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The League and coalition partners sent a letter to the President expressing concern about the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission.
The League, with coalition partners, urged House and Senate committee leaders to investigate and hold hearings on the systemic problems with the Federal Election Commission.