Washington, D.C. – The League of Women Voters is pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today is joining the League of Women Voters of North Carolina in challenging that state's new voting law, which voting rights advocates have called the most restrictive voting measures passed since the civil rights era.
| Renee Davidson
The League of Women Voters is pleased with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that they are filing suit against the Texas voter photo ID law.
Great news today for all Texas voters. A U.S. Federal District Court found that the Texas voter photo identification law violates Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. National League President Elisabeth MacNamara remarked, "The importance of this case cannot be overstated: It is a landmark decision for voting rights in America and helps ensure America’s elections treat all citizens equally, and are free, fair and accessible.”