Today, a Senate Committee takes up the issue of money in politics, specifically, whether we need disclosure of who is spending vast amounts of money in American elections. The League is deeply concerned about the current state of political financing in our nation.
As you know, 10 states hold their presidential primary or caucus elections tomorrow. And the League wants you, and your friends and family, to have the information you need when you go to the polls.The League has you covered: visit www.VOTE411.org, the nation’s premier online election resource.
As we pause to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his lifelong passion and commitment to securing equality for all in American society.
In 1920, a major effort to register newly enfranchised voters and educate them in the political process was prominent on the agenda of the just formed League of Women Voters. A few years later, state Leagues were challenged to increase voter turnout by 25 percent, leading the Alabama League to note: “…it is a very difficult matter to qualify for the vote in Alabama…”
Elections present voters with important choices.
Adapted from a pamphlet published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in 1980