EDITORIAL NOTE: This guest blog post was written by Lynda Mayer and Maryann Barnes, Co-Presidents, League of Women Voters of Cuyahoga Area (OH).
| Elisabeth MacNamara
Tuesday was the second annual National Voter Registration Day. Across the country 800 organizations came together sponsoring registration events. The League came out in force with 300+ events aimed at the one in four eligible Americans who are not registered to vote–likely making us once again the single largest on-the-ground participant in this day.
| Yancy Jimenez
I became a U.S. Citizen on September 19, 2013. There were 45 others with me on that day at the immigration office in Fairfax, VA. They came from 25 different countries.
I immigrated here in 1984 – and have had the right to become a citizen for more than 20 years, but I've struggled with the concepts of citizenship and identity; cultural and political, so taking the oath on that day was a long time coming. I was very emotional, excited and full of pride.
| Jeanette Senecal
Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to register thousands of voters on one single day! Last year over 300,000 new voters were registered on National Voter Registration Day alone. And this year, we’re thrilled to announce that even more partners, including more League of Women Voters volunteer teams, are out registering voters in their communities.