In conjunction with many of our national partners, the League is participating in a rally at the Supreme Court on February 27, starting with a press briefing at 8:30 am and the rally running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you’re in the DC area, please join us for the rally!
Please Note: This blog post was written by our intern, Vegard Tveito
Please Note: This blog post was written by our intern Cristine Lovato
Yesterday, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) released a report on their work observing the recent recall elections. LWVWI worked with the nonpartisan Wisconsin Election Protection coalition to train 152 citizens as volunteer election observers at 421 polling locations for the June 5th recall elections. LWVUS’ own Jeanette Senecal, senior director of elections, went to Wisconsin to observe the recall election, and blogged about her observations.
Today marks the 164th anniversary of the start of the Seneca Falls Convention, which is often considered to be the start of the suffrage movement in America.On July 19-20, 1848, 300 hundred men and women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY to discuss the role of women in American society, and to debate the Declaration of Sentiments as prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton based the language of the Declaration of Sentiments on the Declaration of Independence.
In addition to the radio ads, we recently aired in Maine and Tennessee on the importance of disclosure in general, our state and local Leagues across the country have also been working hard to ensure their Senators know we want them to stop secret spending and to give the voters the information they need to make informed decisions. Below are just some of the Letters to the Editors and Op Eds that our state and local Leagues have succeeded in getting published on the importance of disclosure.
Over two months ago, we began imploring you to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of their proposed regulation to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.We’ve continued to update you on the environmental community’s progress. We reached nearly a million comments within two weeks. We then surpassed a million, and last week we surpassed TWO million!
On Monday, June 11, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed our National Convention.
Last night, the faux-news show The Daily Show took on Florida’s new voter registration law.