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"The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, has joined state Democrats in urging Gov. Rick Scott to expand early voting to include Sunday. ... In a letter sent to Scott...,[FL] League president Deirdre Macnab cited reports of six hour waiting times in Miami-Dade and two hours in line to vote in Palm Beach County as reasons why an extension of early voting is warranted."
"The two volunteers from the League of Women Voters had chosen the bus station Thursday to "reach out to under-represented voters," said Darden Rice, 42, president of the St. Petersburg chapter. ... Folks coming through there probably don't have cars to drive to the Supervisor of Elections office to sign themselves up, might not have access to a computer to register online."
"Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the League of Women Voters of Florida put aside past differences over new restrictions on voter registration drives and joined forces Tuesday for a media campaign."
“Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters, said 30 local chapters are registering voters in Florida, trying to make up for lost time. ... ‘They are targeting under-served communities,’ she said. ‘They're working at bus stops, community colleges, baseball games, naturalization ceremonies and other events.’”
“A lawsuit filed Tuesday contends that Florida lawmakers ignored new rules intended to prevent political parties and incumbents from influencing the once-a-decade process of redistricting....Several individuals and groups including the League of Women Voters maintain that state Senate districts in key parts of the state - including South Florida, the Tampa Bay region and Central Florida - violate standards that were approved by voters.”
“Fortunately, federal courts are seeing these efforts for what they are: a variation on the racist laws that disenfranchised millions before those tactics were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act. … These federal courts were careful to respect state sovereignty. But they were also mindful that state laws that suppress minority votes cannot be allowed to stand.”