When looking at the now almost complete 2015 state legislative sessions, not only were fewer pieces of anti-voter legislation successful, more pro-voter reforms were introduced and passed!
Two months into the 2015 State Legislative sessions and we have seen a groundswell of assaults on voters in many states. League of Women Voters activists have been working around the clock to fight back against these threats as well as to advance opportunities for voters.
This article originally appeared in the Times Record.
When South Portland resident Lorraine Glowczak joined the Portland Area League of Women Voters two years ago, she was looking for a way to contribute to society.
“Don’t seek solutions to nonexistent problems. ... During a public forum that stretched more than two hours...roughly 20 speakers shared variations on that refrain with a five-member commission assigned to review Maine election practice and suggest improvements.”
“Their rationale for their votes doesn't take into account the need to know who's influencing elections.”