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Are you a first-time voter? Here's everything you need to know about casting your ballot.

But the District of Columbia is not a state. Why is that a problem?  Because of not being a state, the District of Columbia does not have any rights unless they are specifically allowed by Congress, since Congress exercises “exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever” over the Seat of Government of the United States. In other words, unless we have statehood, we don't have access to the rights that the current 50 states enjoy. 

On Tuesday, May 5, the League's national organizing director, Alma Couverthie, spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court regarding the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, the League's CEO Virginia Kase Solomón spoke at Greenleaf Christian Church, where voting rights ally and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, Bishop William Barber II, serves as pastor. Read a copy of her speech.

April is Arab American Heritage Month! We’re highlighting four Arab American women who've helped shaped American democracy.  

We are still awaiting meaningful action on climate in Congress, and remain hopeful that members of Congress will see that climate change doesn’t exist in a silo — it is inextricably connected to many other issues, including our economy. Shifting from a linear to a circular economy is one potential path for mitigating the risk of climate change.

With primaries in full swing, it's up to us to make sure everyone has the information and ability to cast their vote! 

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, here are five ways you can empower voters and defend democracy through volunteer work. 

Content Warning: This blog discusses sexual violence and assault.  Over the years, the United States has made significant social and legal advancements in creating a more…, , Our role in ending sexual violence mirrors our role in making democracy real for all of us —  we must continue to uphold our values of equity and justice, demanding equal rights…, , Even with the above laws in place, it is clear – we need the Equal Rights Amendment. While the ERA doesn’t focus on sexual violence, it sets a national standard for gender…

There are many different roles election workers can play, from ensuring that polling places are accessible for those with disabilities to counting ballots to running a polling site.

To learn more, we interviewed Pinny Sheoran, president-elect of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, Isabel Longoria, former League of Women Voters of Texas Board member and current Harris County elections administrator, and Debra Cronmiller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, both of whom have extensive experience as election workers.

In November of 2018, voters passed ballot initiatives in three states to curb gerrymandering by reforming the redistricting process. Four years later, as redistricting battles once again sweep the nation, it’s time to look back at what those initiatives accomplished, and what still needs to be done. 

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