Ana Little-Saña is the summer Marketing and Communications Intern for the League of Women Voters. She is a participant in the Vanguard Communications Comunicadores for the Future Fellowship program and is looking forward to learning more about strategic digital communications. She has previously interned at the Truman National Security Project, Planned Parenthood, and has worked as a student organizer on several municipal, state, and federal campaigns. She is passionate about student political activism and getting students out to vote.
Ana is a rising Sophomore studying Political Science at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. In her free time, she can be found listening to podcasts, playing water polo for the GW club team, practicing yoga, or recruiting for her run group, the November Project.
Monday morning, the Center for American Progress hosted a panel discussion examining pro-voter and anti-corruption strategies to make government work more effectively for American democracy.
Voting rights advocates across the country celebrated a momentous victory last month when a federal judge struck down a Kansas statute requiring documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote. The ability to participate in American elections is the foundation of our democratic institutions, but the passage of the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act in 2013 has blocked thousands of Kansans from registering to vote through the DMV or other means.
Concerned about the role of “fake news” in undermining democracy, the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto hosted a panel “How Do We Know What’s True Anymore?” with stakeholders from technology, academia, policy, as well as the public to engage in a candid conversation about the threat of disinformation, misinformation, and fake news on elections.
Last Wednesday, governors from across the country, Congressional leaders, and special interest groups met in Washington, DC to unveil new efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).