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The Effective Community Engagement award will reward innovative democracy-building programs that prioritized successful recruitment and engagement of strategic partners and/or new volunteers, particularly those focused on better serving key underrepresented groups such as young voters and new citizens. Anyone can vote and the polls will close on May 31.
With the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has proven that he is committed to putting the American people before polluters through his Climate Action Plan.
In the past month, four states have taken a step to improve access to the polls. Voters in Pennsylvania and Nebraska can now register to vote online, while Iowa and Kentucky will have online voter registration systems by early 2016.
Two months into the 2015 State Legislative sessions and we have seen a groundswell of assaults on voters in many states. League of Women Voters activists have been working around the clock to fight back against these threats as well as to advance opportunities for voters.
The League believes that access to the vote is about equality, not politics. Fortunately, Leagues across the country are fighting discriminatory voter ID bills – and succeeding!
The League of Women Voters of Nebraska has it right.