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.
This story was originally published by EpiCenter Mt. Pleasant.
With election time quickly approaching, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by unfamiliar names on the ballot. The League of Women Voters of the Mt. Pleasant Area provides a solution to this dilemma, offering to help educate and inform residents, encouraging an educated, active participation in government.
In June 2022, the US Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. As the Supreme Court no longer recognizes the right to abortion as protected by the US Constitution, this ruling makes state constitutional amendments even more significant, leaving the right to abortion up to federal or state laws.