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June marked the end of our 2019 High School Voter Registration project. With a record-breaking 60 Leagues participating, volunteers registered a total of 20,115 high school student in 28 states across the country, plus D.C.  

On June 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court held that they would continue to pass no judgment and not intervene in partisan gerrymandering cases. That means the Supreme Court will not set a standard for when redistricting is done in a way that intentionally groups voters by political party. 

On the sixth anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the U.S. House Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on the continuing challenges to voting rights in our country. 

The LWVUS Volunteer Lobby Corps had a very active spring this year focusing on the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Women's History commemorative coin program.

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 20th Century when it was established in 1965. However, Shelby County v. Holder, a landmark Supreme Court case decided on June 25, 2013, rocked the civil rights world when it gutted important sections of the VRA.

 It’s important we remember the struggles so many go through to become what so many are just born into, so that none of us take the right of citizenship—and all the responsibility that entails—for granted. 

This month the Supreme Court will issue their decision in Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina, our redistricting lawsuit that could set a standard for the whole nation when it comes to partisan gerrymandering.

Have you wondered what you can do to fight climate change? One of the most critical actions is putting a price on carbon emissions.

On May 11 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the League of Women Voters of New Mexico was invited to participate on a voting rights panel moderated by Senator Tom Udall on the For the People Act (SB949). LWVNM president Judy Williams contributes this guest blog about her experience on the panel.

On Tuesday, May 21, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and several local museums nationwide hosted the annual National Youth Summit, this year focusing on the forthcoming 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.