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The journey to enshrine equal rights among the sexes in the US Constitution has been a long one. But this year the ERA is closer than ever to taking its rightful place in the supreme law of our nation.

Board president, Dr. Deborah Turner reflects on the contributions to voting rights advancement from Black women. 

A blog highlighting Black LWV staff for Black History Month 2021. 

As the first African American woman in Congress and the first African American woman to run for president, Shirley Chisholm’s work and legacy are endlessly inspiring. The fact that her activism began in part with a League of Women Voters membership in New York City makes her my personal League of Women Voters hero.

More than 100 years ago, the League of Women Voters of the U.S. was founded to be a nonpartisan voice for American women who wanted free, fair, and open elections, above all else. The politics may change, but our commitment to democracy remains the same.

Senator Warnock's historic win in Georgia highlights how voter suppression disproportionately impacts voters of color.

The historic 2020 election highlights the need for Congress to pass the For the People Act. 

As a law student, some of the most valuable experiences you will have are through internships. Internships provide law students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have built in school to gain insight into day-to-day life as a legal professional.   

At the League, it is our hope that we will be able to work in step with the current administration to make progress on LWV priorities aimed at working toward a better democracy, together. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, with a transformative vision for the American South. Dr. King implored both the southern Dixiecrats and Republicans in Congress to fully enfranchise Black voters...