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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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WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United States's President Sania Irwin issued the following statement after today’s Supreme Court decision. The unanimous decision struck down the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that former President Trump is ineligible to appear on the presidential primary ballot.  

WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in response to the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate:

WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States announced the departure of our CEO, Virginia Kase Solomón. Virginia played a critical role in guiding the 103-year-old organization through a period of rapid transformation and growth. Her tenure focused on building people-power by engaging in advocacy, expanding litigation, and organizing efforts to ensure voting rights for all.  

WASHINGTON — It is with profound sadness that the League of Women Voters announces the passing of our esteemed president, Dr. Deborah Ann Turner, who passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from complications from a pulmonary embolism. 

WASHINGTON, DENVER — The League of Women Voters of the US and the League of Women Voters of Colorado issued the following statement in response to the Colorado Supreme Court ruling that former President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President and therefore cannot be listed as a candidate on the 2024 presidential primary ballot: 

JACKSON, Miss. — The League of Women Voters of the US, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Justice, One Voice, Mississippi Votes, Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, Black Voters Matter, Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign, Reaching and Educating for Community Hope (RECH) Foundation, Strong Arms of Mississippi, Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition, People’s Advocacy Institute, and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, filed an amicus brief late Wednesday in Hopkins v. Watson, urging the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to declare Mississippi’s lifetime felony disenfranchisement law — Section 241 — cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution. The groups are represented by pro bono attorneys Matthew Sloan, Lauren Aguiar, Shaud Tavakoli, Daniel Bleiberg, Andrew Karp, and Kathleen Shelton. 

 

WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement on the passing of first female US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: 

 

The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement after the Eighth Circuit of Appeals ruled there is no “private right of action” for Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: 

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, millions of Americans voted in pivotal state and local elections across the country. The League of Women Voters, the oldest voting rights organization reached over two million voters, the most ever for a non-federal election cycle.