Voting is a fundamental right and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. These tools provide assistance in our work to ensure that our elections remain free, fair, and accessible.
In April 2019, LWVUS launched a campaign aimed at getting U.S. Senators to hold a hearing on the For the People Act. As part of the campaign, local and state Leagues across the country are encouraged to host postcard writing parties and send the postcards to their U.S. Senators' in-state office(s). To help Leagues conduct this activity, LWVUS has created a unified postcard that local and states used for this effort.
This paper summarizes available options to address a series of decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court since 1976 that have weakened the procedures that regulate the spending and giving to political campaigns.
This state by state template was designed as a tool to assist state/local Leagues interested in knowing the status of campaign finance reform legislation in their state. A complete template worksheet for Massachusetts has been provided as a sample for other states. A blank worksheet, with categories for consideration, has been created for each state and the District of Columbia. Just click on the tab with the initials for your state to fill in the relevant information.
(April 7, 2013) - The U.S. Supreme Court has made a series of decisions including Buckley v. Valeo, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, McComish v. Bennett, etc. that have affected the areas of campaigns and elections.