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 Yesterday, Pennsylvania Judge Robert Simpson issued a temporary injunction, halting the state’s photo voter ID law in advance of the November elections. This decision removes an unnecessary barrier to voting for hundreds of thousands of the state’s eligible voters, and is a victory for the voters of Pennsylvania and our democracy.

 “[Debates] are the only opportunities the voters have to see and hear the candidates talk about the same things at the same time — and to take a real time comparative measure of

 Editorial Note: This piece was first published on my Huffington Post blog.
Tomorrow is the day -- it's National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day!

We need your help to reach as many eligible voters as possible and let them know that on November 6th, we all have an equal say about our country’s future. Join our registration challenge by sending our e-card to *three* friends, family members or co-workers encouraging them to register to vote or update their registration by visiting

Testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act, Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the United Stat

Editorial Note: This piece was first published as part of the Huffington Post's Shadow Convention discussion on money in politics and on my Huffington Post blog.The growing influence of money in politics threatens to corrupt our representative form of government, where the people – through their votes – are supposed to make the decisions. 

On  Monday, September 3, in El Jadida, Morocco, over the course of three focused 90-minute sessions, 78 representatives of civil society organizations and governments--both men and women--from the Broader Middle East and North Africa met to discuss actions and changes that are urgently needed to empower women in the region.

Editorial Note: This piece was first published on my Huffington Post Blog earlier today.Forty-seven years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law to prevent voter discrimination. But as we have seen, the law is not just history; it remains vital TODAY to ensuring that every American can cast a ballot and have it counted.

Forty-seven years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law.

There is more good news coming this week for women because of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA). Beginning August 1st, millions of women around the country will be able to receive free preventive health care benefits. So, what does this mean in the day-to-day lives of women? A whole lot for their health!