Stories from Around the State
Without the ability to make reproductive decisions for one’s body, those who can become pregnant cannot participate equally in our democracy.
Further, since the Dobbs decision reversing the right to abortion, numerous state governments have introduced legislation directly or indirectly related to reproductive rights, challenging doctrines of US democracy.
VICTORY: Missouri Judge Blocks Restrictions on Voter Registration Activity and Distribution of Absentee Ballot Applications
Jefferson City, Mo. — This afternoon, a judge for the Cole County Circuit Court granted a preliminary injunction in our LWV MO and Missouri NAACP v. Missouri lawsuit, which blocks enforcement of several provisions in H.B. 1878 that criminalizes voter engagement activity and distribution of absentee ballot applications conducted by civic engagement groups.
This story was originally published in Votebeat.
Kansas, Missouri, Florida among states with laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk
This story was originally published on ozarksfirst.com.
The Missouri League of Women Voters and the Missouri NAACP are suing the state over a new elections law that requires a photo ID to vote.
This story was originally published on kmbc.com
Missouri voters are now required to show a current government photo identification. The Missouri secretary of state said that about 270,000 voters may not meet this requirement.
Second Lawsuit Filed: Missouri NAACP and League of Women Voters Sue State of Missouri, John Ashcroft over New Voter ID Restrictions
The second lawsuit against the omnibus voter restrictions of HB 1878 seeks to protect Missourians' right to equal protection and the fundamental right to vote.