This Friday, March 15th at 2:00pm ET, we will co-host a tweetchat with fellow voting and civil rights groups to explain the nation’s strong need for the National Voter Registration Act. Use hashtag #NVRA to join the conversation.
The LWVEF is pleased to release a new whitepaper entitled Power the Vote 2012: How a new initiative launched results for millions of voters.
The brief in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council argues that the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) blocks a documentary proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote imposed by the state of Arizona.
On Wednesday, September 12, LWVUS President Elisabeth Macnamra testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing entitled "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act."
LWVFL and Brennan Center sent a letter to the FL Secretary of State outlining in greater depth the problems with Florida’s illegal systematic purge.
The Flordia League, with the LWVUS and the Brennan Center, filed this amicus brief in support of the US Department of Justice suit challenging the illegal and inaccurate voter purge initiated by the state of Florida. The National Voter Registration Act bars systematic voter purges within 90 days of an election.
The League and coalition partners sent the following letter to members of the U.S. Senate asking them to oppose an amendment on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that would eliminate funding for the Election Assistance Commission.
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