Stories from Around the State
Baton Rouge, LA — Today, the League of Women Voters of Louisiana (LWV of Louisiana), along with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) and the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (Power Coalition), filed a lawsuit, with representation from Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Bill Quigley of Loyola University Law School, asking the US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to declare a part of the state’s felony disenfranchisement scheme unconstitutional and illegal under federal voting rights law.
In 2022, the League of Women Voters launched a tour to build power together across the south. The tour crescendoed to a South Region Movement Building Training that will bring together leaders from the Southern States to cast a collective vision, develop a shared analysis and strategy, and deepen relationships to manifest the Democracy that our communities deserve.
The tour will continue in 2023.
USA TODAY NETWORK: COVID-19 changed election rules in the South. Now activists see chance for reform
Changes to election laws due to COVID-19 creates an opportunity for election reform in some southern states.
After system crashes in Virginia and Florida, other states are warned of the possibility of glitches as registration deadlines approach.
We commend the Court on today’s ruling and celebrate that Louisiana will retain the three existing clinics in the state that provide abortion care.
The League of Women Voters of Louisiana filed a federal lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s emergency election plan, which does not provide voters adequate protection during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.