Read the League's motion to intervene in Kobach et al v. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
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.
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our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling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.
Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since we were founded in 1920. Over time our work has evolved from efforts to gain and foster women’s suffrage to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote.
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara testified before the Commitee on House Administration on H.R. 2115, the Voter Registration Efficiency Act.
The League submitted comments that urge the Department of Health and Human Services to develop the application for entrance into the Exchange and Insurance Affordability Programs be compliant with the National Voter Registration Act.
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.
LWVUS and LWVFL filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that a last-minute purge of suspected non-citizens by the state of Florida is barred by the National Voter Registration Act.