The League submitted a statement to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration outlining the five key suggestions the League proposes for improving the polling place experience for voters.

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With Election 2012 in the rear-view mirror and 2014—and 2016—looming soon, the League of Women Voters recently released our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act.

The League joined reform organizations in sending a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to strongly urge the Commissioners to take no action regarding the FEC Enforcement Manual until the two nominees who have been appointed to serve on the Commission are confirmed and take office.

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.

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara spoke at the "Protect the VRA" rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The rally took place while the court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby v. Holder, a case that examines the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). LWVSC Co-President Barbara Zia also delivered remarks during the rally.

The LWVEF is pleased to release a new whitepaper entitled Power the Vote 2012: How a new initiative launched results for millions of voters.

LWVUS and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (LWVSC) signed onto briefs in the case of Shelby County v. Holder. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on February 27, 2013.

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."

LWVUS sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking Senators to vote for cloture on S. 3369, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. The DISCLOSE Act is expected to come to the floor of the Senate on Monday, July 16.

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