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Human Rights Day celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming the inalienable rights everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

This past Wednesday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee ruled 21-11 to remove the ERA's ratification deadline and now the resolution moves to the House floor for a vote.

LWVCT's Carol Reimers joined CT SOS Denise Merrill,  Rep. Jim Himes, & UConn Center for Voting Tech.'s Alex Russell to raise awareness on election security. 

On November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a trio of cases suing the administration over its decision to end DACA. 

On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Bostock v. Clayton County, et al. and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC. The Court’s decision will determine whether it violates federal law for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

Legislation that responds to the Shelby decision will now come to the floor of the U.S. House. H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), has broad support from civil rights and voting rights groups across the country. 

Election Day is tomorrow in many states! You’ve made your plan, you’ve found your ballot information, and now it’s time to get out and vote! 

As the League prepares for 2020 and continues to defend democracy, it is the power of women like Virginia and each of us that is advancing this movement.

Our state leaders met last week in Dulles, VA, to learn and strategize on how they could organize, empower, and mobilize their state leagues to accomplish our goal to end partisan gerrymandering.

After the Supreme Court's disappointing decision in the Rucho case this past June—failing to take a stand for voters and establish limits around when partisan gerrymandering goes too far—we promised we wouldn’t throw up our hands and just give up, but we’d roll up our sleeves and fight harder than ever.