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.
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.