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Educating Voters

We host hundreds of events and programs every year to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races, as well as distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections. 

Why it matters

The leaders we elect make decisions that affect our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to have an impact on the issues that affect us, our communities, our families and our future. 

What we're doing

We host hundreds of candidate debates and forums across the country each year and provide straightforward information about candidates and ballot issues. Through print and online resources, including VOTE411.org, we equip voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements and more. 

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Educating Voters In Depth

League members don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk. When a problem arises, League members join with others to focus on the challenge and try to solve it.

Our smart friends at CIRCLE have crunched the latest U.S. Census election data related to young people and political participation. While the news isn’t great, CIRCLE’s report does underline several can’t-miss lessons for those of us who are gearing up to engage millions of potential voters before Election Day 2016.

Finding unbiased and accurate information about politics and elections helps protect voters and create more democratic elections.

Growing up, one of my biggest influencers was my Grandma Kay who was a member of her local League. Working for the League means honoring her life and continuing to do the great work she did for decades.

We honor those who gathered at the Seneca Falls Convention to end barriers denying women equality and the right to vote. Ninety-five years after our founding, League members continue their work by Making Democracy Work®.

Arguments began on a lawsuit that will determine if the North Carolina legislature discriminated in passing the country's most restrictive voting law, and if the changes to voter registration and early voting violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Independence Day marks the birth of our nation and the signing of the Declaration of Independence that outlined the key tenets that our Constitution would be based on.

On the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, advocates met in Roanoke, VA to call upon Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte to act to restore the Voting Rights Act.

Fifty years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA), ensuring that every American citizen had equal access to the vote. But two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision leading to an attack on voting rights. Tell Congress it’s time to restore the VRA!

“We are very pleased that new legislation has been introduced but there is so much more work to be done with the 2016 elections are quickly approaching,” said President MacNamara.