On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Department of Commerce v. New York, a case challenging the Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census short form. The addition of the question has been controversial and is expected to have a chilling impact on Census participation, particularly in hard to count communities. The League of Women Voters of New York State (LWVNYS) is a plaintiff on the litigation and LWVUS joined more than 175 civic organizations in filing an amicus brief in this case.
On a day when Spring’s arrival was finally palpable, Dakota citizens and members of Congress gathered in the tribal headquarters at Fort Yates, on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, for a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections.
The sooner we can start educating young people about our election and voting systems, the more empowered they will be to make their voices heard.
On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard three high-profile cases pertaining to gerrymandering, including Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina.
In less than one year, on April 1, 2020, the Census will be in full swing. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.
The League of Women Voters celebrated the record number of women serving in the House and Senate this year with a reception for the female members of Congress.
Watching the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, was a spectacular experience. The League worked to build support for this legislation and shape the bill’s language.
This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look back through our own organization’s history to highlight some of our most prominent members. Each of them made great strides toward a more perfect democracy, both in their League work and in their own political work. Their accomplishments inspire us to continue toward the same goal.