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LWV Of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Community Leaders

Pamela Liebman, Vice President
Linda Levy, Vice President
Margaret Howe-Soper, Membership Chair

League ID

NC800

Phone

704-556-4600

Stories from Around the State

Young voters are becoming a force in American politics, and as a result, anti-voter state legislatures are going to great lengths to add hurdles for young voters.

In spite of these barriers, young voters are energetic, organized, and ready to make their voices heard.

In 2023, Leagues across the US worked diligently to achieve a remarkable number of wins in litigation, voter registration, civic engagement and education, and more. Below are 6 of our greatest accomplishments.

In an unexpected decision last June, Allen v. Milligan, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upheld Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and ruled that Alabama’s 2021 congressional map illegally diluted the voting power of Black Alabamians. Following SCOTUS’s ruling, Alabama defied the court’s order in an attempt to continue disempowering Black residents.

The Democracy Truth Project aims to strengthen democracy and restore trust in the electoral process by combating mis- and disinformation. The project leverages the extensive expertise of League leaders and partners to provide the public with information and tools to participate in our democracy and restore trust in the political system. 

The League of Women Voters Education Fund has registered, educated, and engaged young people through its Youth Voter Registration project since 2010. 

In January – June 2023, 86 Leagues hosted close to 1000 events and registered over 19,000 youth in high schools, community colleges, technical and vocational schools, and other youth-serving areas, like community and recreation centers. And that’s just the 86 Leagues mentioned — our 750+ Leagues nationwide did even more! 

DURHAM — North Carolina’s Senate Bill 747 (SB747) is an unconstitutional burden on the fundamental right to vote of young North Carolinians, according to a new lawsuit filed in federal court today by the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Democracy North Carolina, and North Carolina Black Alliance, with representation by Southern Coalition for Social Justice.