| 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.
If given the task, would you be able to redistrict Arizona to create at least 10 out of 30 competitive legislative districts, while protecting the voting rights of Arizona citizens?
On Monday, April 11, 2011, the LWV of Greater Lafayette (LWVGL), Indiana, hosted the final public hearing presented by the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).
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 U.S. Justice Department to Object
Washington, DC—The League of Women Voters of the United States has joined the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reject the congressional redistricting plan submitted by the state of Texas on the grounds that it would disenfranchise minority voters and is in clear violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.
| Elisabeth MacNamara
This week, we joined with the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging the U.S. Department of Justice to object to the Texas congressional redistricting plan. The Texas plan is by far the most extreme example of racial gerrymandering among all the redistricting proposals passed by lawmakers so far this year. This plan is blatantly designed to stifle the voices of minority voters in favor of locking in partisan gains.
The League of Women Voters of the United States joined the League of Women Voters of Texas in urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reject the congressional redistricting plan submitted by the state of Texas on the grounds that it would disenfranchise minority voters and is in clear violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act.