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Shannon Augustus

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Press Secretary / Director of Media Relations

Shannon Augustus serves as Press Secretary of the League of Women Voters of the United States, where she is responsible for the League’s press outreach and media requests.

Prior to joining the League, Shannon served as a strategic marketing manager for a state government affairs firm. There, she led the firm's strategic marketing, communications, and brand messaging.

Shannon’s professional career started in the television industry, where she worked at C-SPAN for several years as a producer. Her stints included coverage of the White House and multiple presidential elections. She also held roles on C-SPAN’s marketing and communications team for the C-SPAN Bus program. In that role, Shannon served as spokesman and was tasked with the network's corporate and community relations activities.  

Shannon is a native of the Washington, DC area and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

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The League of Women Voters of the US president, Dianna Wynn, issued a statement about the state of American democracy ahead of the 2024 general election.

In a victory for Utah voters, the Utah Supreme Court allowed Utah voters to move forward with their claim that the Legislature illegally gutted a citizen-led anti-gerrymandering initiative.

WASHINGTON, DC — League of Women Voters of the United States issued a statement in response to the House passage of the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters of the United States is pleased to announce Celina Stewart as the next Chief Executive Officer. 

JACKSON, Miss. — Voting rights advocates celebrate a significant victory as the Mississippi Legislature rolled back an unlawful restriction placed on voters.

This legislative change, which takes effect July 1, follows a successful lawsuit led by Disability Rights Mississippi, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, and three individual Mississippi voters.

WASHINGTON — Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.  The decision ensures continued access to the medication abortion drug mifepristone:     

Today, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and League of Women Voters (LWV) announced a new partnership to educate and empower voters in 2024. The collaboration is part of ABA’s member and community campaign, “Get Out the VOTE,” which aims to equip independent bookstores to engage with voters.

WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters and the Washington Mystics have teamed up this year to promote civic engagement both on the court and at the polls. For this year’s Commissioner’s Cup tournament, the Washington Mystics have chosen the League of Women Voters as its charity partner and will donate the team tournament proceeds to the 104-year-old voting rights organization in honor of this season’s theme of civic engagement. 

WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United State issued the following statement following the House Administration Committees hearing “American Confidence in Elections: Preventing Noncitizen Voting and Other Foreign Interference.”