National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is coming!
We’ve crunched the numbers: League volunteers in 25 communities registered nearly 15,000 high school and community college students to vote this past spring.
August 6 marks the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Here at LWVUS, we are taking the day to celebrate our recent voting rights victories and recommit to our important work on voting rights around the country at all levels of government.
June 25th marked the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision Shelby County v. Holder and civil rights and voting rights groups participated in a panel on Capitol Hill to highlight the ramifications of the decision. Panelists emphasized the need to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), saying that raising the temperature for Congress around restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in the media in the upcoming months is a “must do”.
June 25 marks the three-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). We’ve had three years of bad laws that make voting harder in states all across the country. But there is a solution. Tell Congress to repair and modernize the Voting Rights Act TODAY!
I attended the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House, which highlighted the White House’s initiatives on women and girls, was a star studded event with political heavy weights, Hollywood elites and business leaders.
Hundreds of League members from around the country will be lobbying their U.S. Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
The League team is taking a moment to reflect on this spring’s “Use Your Voice” tour, featuring Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anais Mitchell, and nearly 40 local League volunteer teams nationwide.Overall, League representatives spoke directly to tens of thousands of voters through the tour.
Despite the stay on implementation of the Clean Power Plan, some states are moving forward to develop state plans to implement the regulation in their own jurisdictions. The LWVUS Climate Change task force has developed a working guide for those wishing to get involved at the state level.