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LWV of Tennessee Valley

Community Leaders

Jill Allen, President
Jill Allen, Vice President

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Stories from Around the State

Bloody Sunday refers to the day in 1957 when hundreds of civil rights activists were attacked by law enforcement while marching for Black American's right to vote. Now, Bloody Sunday is an observance where civil and voting rights advocates congregate to honor the legacy of the original foot soldiers who risked their lives for equal rights. Jubilee attendees build on the original activists’ legacies by continuing to fight for equal representation.    

A coalition of civil rights, voting rights and disability rights organizations suedto block Alabama’s recently enacted Senate Bill 1 (SB1). This law directly targets, drastically restricts, and severely penalizes basic nonpartisan civic engagement efforts that enable all Alabamians to access their right to vote.

This story was originally published by the Selma Sun.

About 500 students from high schools, middle schools and six colleges came to the 59th Jubilee to learn about civic engagement.

This story was originally published by The Auburn Plainsman

The League of Women Voters and library volunteers held voter registration informational sessions on Feb. 6 in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. During the sessions, students learned about registering to vote and obtaining an absentee ballot. Students also had the opportunity to check their voter status.

From Supreme Court decisions to voting rights legislation, 2023 was a busy year for our democracy. But how closely were you paying attention?