Deirdre Mcnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida writes about how the problems at the polls on Election Day 2012 resulted in the recent changes in Florida's election laws, including increased early voting.
In November, millions of Americans spent hours waiting in long lines in order to exercise their right to vote. One solution? Implement better early voting laws. Leagues in Florida and New York are showing us how it's done.
Now that it is National Volunteer Week, I can’t help but look back at all the amazing things our League volunteers have done. I love hearing the success stories and feeling empowered by being just a small part of this great organization.
Voting rights have been under attack in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade and there are no signs of it letting up in 2013. Indeed 2013 could be a year that sets back voting rights more than all of the attacks of the past decade combined.