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On the eve of LWV’s 100th anniversary, today we celebrate the birthday of our founder, Carrie Chapman Catt.

Throughout 2019 the League defended democracy in the courts on issues relating to voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, and improving elections.

 2019 was filled with great moments for our citizen-led democracy. Here are just a few of our favorite highlights from the year.

Human Rights Day celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Everyone is entitled to inalienable rights regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national or social origin, 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!