A sampling of multimedia resources that cover the breadth of topics within the agriculture update. These are not meant to endorse any particular practice or viewpoint.

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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our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling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.

September 17 marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. You can use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important anniversary.

This guidance is provided to you by the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program. Through the MLD program, the League is becoming more effective and more powerful in communities throughout the nation. The MLD program is funded by the Fund for Local League Growth.

August 26 marks the 93nd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.  Use this template to gain visibility for your League around this important day.

 

This guidance is provided to you by the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program. Through the MLD program, the League is becoming more effective and more powerful in communities throughout the nation. The MLD program is funded by the Fund for Local League Growth.

The League joined other reform groups on a letter sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) regarding the agency's enforcement manual. The letter expresses opposition to a statement made by Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) and urges the FEC Commissioners to hold off approving the Enforcement Manual until a balanced commission can make sure that decisions are not being made on a partisan basis. 

The League joined a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case during their fall session. The outcome of McCutcheon v. FEC will determine whether the overall caps on the amount of money that individuals can donate to multiple candidates or political parties are a violation of the First Amendment.

Use this press release template to bring attention upcoming anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) and the impact of the Supreme Court's devastating decision in the case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Help educate your communities about the work that needs to be done to restore the VRA as we approach the legislation's 48th anniversary.

As with any venerable group, League of Women Voters must work diligently to ensure sustainability by increasing membership. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is no exception. One of their members shared, “[the League is determined not to allow] a wonderful old organization to fade into the sunset. “

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