We have made a lot of progress since our post last week!
This morning, LWVUS Executive Director Nancy Tate stood with President Obama as he signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act into law.
Today, a Senate Committee will consider whether we need disclosure of who is spending vast amounts of money in American elections. We are deeply concerned about election financing.
10 states hold their presidential primary or caucus elections tomorrow. We want you and your family to have the information you need when you go to the polls. Visit www.VOTE411.org!
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, the just formed League of Women Voters challenged state Leagues to increase voter turnout by 25%. The Alabama League noted: “…it is...difficult...to qualify for the vote in Alabama…”
Every four years, the Electoral College, a little-known feature of our Constitution, enjoys a fleeting movement of fame. About six weeks after the long grind of the presidential election is over, the 538 college members meet in their respective states to perform their sole constitutional function: to elect the President and Vice-President of the United States.
But the impact of the college on presidential elections is far greater — and more controversial —than its brief life indicates.