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It's 2022, and a Black woman has never held a seat on the Supreme Court. But with the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, that much-needed representation on the bench is coming closer to reality.

As we celebrate Black history and commemorate many great leaders — both the known and unsung heroes of our time — we must also remember that the struggle to protect voting rights continues.

With the first primary elections of 2022 taking place, League of Women Voters volunteer teams are launching three major national initiatives: our Youth Voter Registration and New Citizens Voter Registration programs, as well as a new program designed to reach returning citizens. 

Primary election season officially kicks off in March, when voters across Texas will weigh in on the issues that matter most to them. With many more primary elections scheduled this year, and with all of the House of Representatives and dozens of US Senate and Gubernatorial seats up for grabs in November, the results of this year’s elections will be felt for a long time to come.  

On February 14, 2022, the League celebrated its 102nd anniversary. In addition to events hosted by Leagues across the country, LWVUS hosted a virtual rally uniting us as One League Together, during which we celebrated over a century of accomplishments with words, song, and purple and gold pom-poms. 

Last month, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down Ohio’s 2021 state and congressional maps due to partisan gerrymandering. We spoke with the League of Women Voters of Ohio's executive director, Jen Miller, about the work Leagues are doing to ensure fair and equitable maps in Ohio. 

On February 14, the League of Women Voters turns 102, marking over a century of empowering voters and defending democracy. Some may celebrate their birthday with surprise parties — but as the midterms approach, new district maps are released, and voting rights are still on the line -- we're celebrating our birthday through action. 

From Ida B. Wells to Stacey Abrams, Black women have played a pivotal role in the advancement of voting rights. Although there have been obstacles along the way, Black women as a collective power are a force to be reckoned with. While Black women are not a monolith in any shape or form, they have and continue to use their voices to make progress on many issues, especially voting rights.  

Over the past year, LWV has joined countless nonprofits in spreading knowledge and civic tools through the wildly popular video app, TikTok. We’ve compiled a few favorites.

Campaign finance laws continue to empower corporations and the super-rich, making it difficult for the rest of the country to make their voices heard.

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