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Bloody Sunday refers to the day in 1957 when hundreds of civil rights activists were attacked by law enforcement while marching for Black American's right to vote. Now, Bloody Sunday is an observance where civil and voting rights advocates congregate to honor the legacy of the original foot soldiers who risked their lives for equal rights. Jubilee attendees build on the original activists’ legacies by continuing to fight for equal representation.    

Many Leagues host Lobby Days throughout their state’s legislative sessions to rally their membership around a specific bill or set of bills that they hope to see passed. Recently, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky (LWVKY) invited a member of our national staff to join their Lobby Day, and I had the pleasure of joining them!

Whether they’re in the military, studying abroad, or permanently living overseas, all US citizens living abroad who are eligible to vote can still cast their ballots. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act grants military members and US citizens living abroad the right to vote absentee in federal elections in their former state of residence. 

The highly anticipated New Hampshire primary almost always received considerable media attention. The League of Women Voters of the United States and our partners at the National Task Force on Election Crises attended the Granite State’s primaries for the first time to ensure a successful process through some on-ground election observing.  

In honor of Women’s History Month, VoteRiders’ Digital Communications Coordinator Erin Carden spoke with Jessica Jones Caparell, Director of Government Affairs at the League of Women Voters, about the tremendous power women continue to bring to the ballot box and the steps the League is taking in partnership with VoteRiders to make sure their voices are heard this election season and beyond.


The legislative landscape of 2023 was a whirlwind of activity, with new laws that both empower and challenge democracy on the fronts of voting rights, reproductive rights, and so much more. Our report "Trends from 2023 Legislative Sessions" shows the ever-changing legislative landscape, shedding light on how things are changing across the country at the state level of government. 

This blog highlights the work being done by an international cadre of women: the Women and Gender Constituency, one of nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

It's our favorite time of the year: time for State of the Union Bingo. Which of these buzzwords will we hear in President Biden's speech?

We polled LWV staff on which songs excited them to cast their ballots. 

Any news source with credibility, integrity, and accuracy relies on facts. In a time where not, all news is based in truth, it’s crucial to have a grasp on the basics of fact-checking when consuming media.

Here’s a checklist that will guide you in finding fact-based media: 

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