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Voting Rights Tools

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. 

Voting Rights Tools In Depth

This page is your one-stop-shop for tools and resources--including templates, messaging guidance, and background materials--related to the League's work on redistricting. 

These are the slides for the webinar, Understanding the Dangers of a Constitutional Convention, held on May 2, 2018. 

A Power Point from the LWVUS Redistricting Task Force Outling Redistricting: The Basics, the Courts and the League.  

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.

The Money in Politics PowerPoint is a meeting-ready overview of money in politics issues for Leagues to use in meetings for members and the community. 

This Money in Politics Paper outlines the definitions for terms that are found in statutes dealing with campaign finance reporting.

Link to Money in Politics Google Group

(April 7, 2013) - The U.S. Supreme Court has made a series of decisions including Buckley v. Valeo, Citizens United v. Federal Election CommissionMcComish v. Bennett, etc. that have affected the areas of campaigns and elections.

In Minnesota, an amendment to the state constitution is expected to be introduced in the legislator early next year. We also expect to see voter photo ID bills move in MI, OH, PA and VA.