We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday two-for-one deals. And now we have Giving Tuesday for giving back to the community! #GivingTuesday is propelled by those who believe that passion and commitment can make a difference.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day when we join with our family and friends to reflect on all that we are thankful for.
I, too, have been taking this time to think about all that I am thankful for this year—and one of the biggest things is you!
You, together with all of the League’s supporters, have made this an amazing year for the League of Women Voters and for our democracy.
Here are just a few of the things we were able to accomplish this year with your help:
- Provided more than 250,000 people with the information they needed to vote in this year’s elections through VOTE411.org;
- Held the line on voting rights with none of the 2,000 new anti-voter laws introduced in state legislatures passing;
- Registered tens of thousands of new voters;
- Sent over 50,000 letters to Congress demanding lawmakers restore the Voting Rights Act;
- Won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that is the critical step forward in our work to end partisan gerrymandering, which is a key step towards preventing lawmakers from selecting their voters.
None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you for helping the League. Together we are Making Democracy Work®.
From all of us here at the League of Women Voters, Happy Thanksgiving!
League supporters across the country do everything in their power to see that we’re Making Democracy Work®, but the fight requires the help of all of our supporters. From fighting to protect voting rights, to curbing the influx of big money into politics and leading efforts to prevent climate change, the League is committed to informing and engaging Americans around the major public policy issues that impact our daily lives. On #GivingTuesday, December 1st, we ask that you think of the League as you reflect on the need to strengthen our great democracy through increased political participation.