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LaQuita Howard

Communications Campaign Specialist

LaQuita Howard is the Communications Campaign Specialist, supporting all communications needs for the People Powered Fair MapsTM campaign. She formally served in the role of Member Associate/receptionist at the League for 2 years.

The Texas native moved to DC January of 2012 to attend the Illustrious Howard University where she earned a degree in Advertising. Prior to working with the League she worked in sales and held public relations/advertising internships. When she is not working she indulges in reading, painting, writing, meditating, and dancing to Beyonce in the mirror. She also enjoys spending quality time with her friends and loved ones.

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A federal judge ruled in Miller v. Thurston that 150,000 signatures collected for a ballot measure that would create an independent redistricting commission in the state were invalid.

LWV of Arkansas filed a lawsuit seeking to reinstate the Arkansas Voters First ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment establishing a fair, citizen-led redistricting process on the November ballot.

The League of Women Voters of Arkansas, as members of Arkansas Voters First, filed an amicus brief in support of having the signatures collected for redistricting reform counted.   

Since the launch of the campaign for People Powered Fair Maps, Leagues across the country have engaged in litigation for fair redistricting practices.  Here's where we've been fighting.

A federal judge ruled that the deadline to collect signatures should be extended for Fair Maps Nevada’s ballot initiative petition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year ago SCOTUS declined to set a standard to rein in partisan gerrymandering, leading to the launch of our nationwide fair maps campaign. Here's where we are six months in.

State of the Union Bingo Cards 

When the 2012 Presidential Election season approached, excitement rushed through me. I had voted in local elections, but this was the first time I could participate in a presidential election.

As a new wave of high school seniors transition to higher education and enter the workforce, they also acquire a new set of responsibilities to engage in our democratic process as first-time voters.