On Tuesday, May 5, the League's national organizing director, Alma Couverthie, spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court regarding the leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
On Sunday, April 24, 2022, the League's CEO Virginia Kase Solomón spoke at Greenleaf Christian Church, where voting rights ally and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, Bishop William Barber II, serves as pastor. Read a copy of her speech.
April is Arab American Heritage Month! We’re highlighting Arab American women who've helped shaped American democracy.
We are still awaiting meaningful action on climate in Congress, and remain hopeful that members of Congress will see that climate change doesn’t exist in a silo — it is inextricably connected to many other issues, including our economy. Shifting from a linear to a circular economy is one potential path for mitigating the risk of climate change.
With primaries in full swing, it's up to us to make sure everyone has the information and ability to cast their vote!
In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, here are five ways you can empower voters and defend democracy through volunteer work.
Over the years, the United States has made significant social and legal advancements in creating a more equitable society. However, women, nonbinary, and transgender individuals continue to endure gender discrimination in many forms, including high rates of sexual violence. Despite various myths, sexual violence is not an isolated incident or a moment of uncontrollable anger. At its core, sexual violence is about power and control and is a symptom of a patriarchal, oppressive system.
There are many different roles election workers can play, from ensuring that polling places are accessible for those with disabilities to counting ballots to running a polling site.
To learn more, we interviewed Pinny Sheoran, president-elect of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, Isabel Longoria, former League of Women Voters of Texas Board member and current Harris County elections administrator, and Debra Cronmiller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, both of whom have extensive experience as election workers.
In November of 2018, voters passed ballot initiatives in three states to curb gerrymandering by reforming the redistricting process. Four years later, as redistricting battles once again sweep the nation, it’s time to look back at what those initiatives accomplished, and what still needs to be done.
The 2021 redistricting cycle was the first one without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Without federal oversight, many states and local municipalities have used this advantage to implement racially gerrymandered maps, i.e. district lines that limit the voting power of voters of color.
The League is fortunate enough to have been a part of women's political power for over 100 years, from the days of the suffragists to the first female Vice President. Our female staff reflects on what womanhood means to them, and how it has shaped both their lives and our democracy.
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