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LWV Of Virgin Islands

Community Leaders

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar, President
Francine Lang, Vice President
Felicita Richards, Vice President
Gail Garrison, Membership Chair

League ID

VI200

Phone

(340) 775-5147

Stories from Around the State

How LWV Supports the Census

On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau will deliver their final resources to states to use for redistricting.  The delivery of this final set of resources is the culmination of years of hard work by career staff at the US Census Bureau.  

Like in years past, LWVUS was an official partner of the 2020 Census, helping to prepare and share tools and information to local and state Leagues as they engaged their communities. 

How Texas Advocates Mitigated the Attack on Voting Rights

In early September 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1) into law. This anti-voter legislation makes it virtually impossible for certain voters to cast their ballots. 

Yet shockingly, the situation was almost worse. If not for pro-voter advocacy by the Texas League and other voting rights allies, even more restrictive policies might have been enacted, further disempowering Texans and degrading the promise of democracy.

Brnovich: A Significant Blow to Our Freedom to Vote

On July 1, in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the freedom to vote. The decision held that Arizona laws discounting ballots cast out of precinct and banning nonrelative neighbors or friends to deliver mail-in ballots did not violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965, despite these laws’ negative effects on Black and brown voters. It is a major loss for voting rights at a time when this sacred freedom is under attack across the nation. 

The Fight for Voting Rights: Then and Now

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law 56 years ago on August 6, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was a proud day in American history. But the history to get to this point was stormy and full of thorns. And today, we have neither tamed the storm nor nipped the thorns still present as we work towards the American dream of life, liberty, and justice for all.  

Think Before You Ink: LWV Opposes the “Voter Choice Ballot” Proposal

The "Voter Choice Ballot" (VCB) is a new proposal for electoral college reform advocated by “Making Every Vote Count." With enough ‘yes’ votes, a state acting under the VCB would award its electoral votes to the candidate who’d won the nationwide popular vote, contingent upon voters’ responses to a ballot question.

Why Our Freedom to Vote Relies on the For the People Act

The nation has seen a resurgence of anti-voter bills. These bills are an existential threat to our country and the promise of one person, one vote. They put forward oppressive measures and unjust barriers that make our fundamental right to vote increasingly difficult, particularly for Black and brown Americans. 

The best tool to counter these denials of the freedom to vote is the For the People Act.  

Congressional Staffers Discuss the Future of Democracy

As we enter our 101st year, it is time to look forward to what the next century of American democracy entails. To kick off this discussion, the League hosted a Congressional Conversation to talk about the next hundred years of democracy and envision a future where we can all work together to make sure our democracy remains strong and inclusive.  

VOTE411 Wins Three Telly Awards

The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that VOTE411.org, its one-stop shop for election information, has won three Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.   

In the Know: Hecox v Little

The League of Women Voters is dedicated to ensuring equal rights and equal opportunity for all. This commitment led to LWVUS joining the legal challenge to Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act which prohibits transgender women and girls, intersex persons, and any non-binary person from participating in sports.

League Urges Congress to reject Funding Increases to ICE and CBP

LWVUS joined immigrant and justice advocacy groups on a Defund Hate letter to House leadership calling for no funding increases for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The Equal Rights Amendment: What Happens Now?

On January 27, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Now that the amendment has passed the 38-state threshold for ratification, several questions have arisen about its path to final enshrinement.

LWV Relaunches Election Site VOTE411.org

The League of Women Voters is proud to announce the newly redesigned VOTE411.org, the most trusted nonpartisan election website used by more than five million voters in 2018.  

Rallying for Fair Maps at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court case of Gill v. Whitford challenges partisan redistricting in Wisconsin and could have implications for redistricting nationwide.

Advocates Gather Across D.C. to Support Voting Rights

The League stands in firm opposition to the Election Integrity Commission. League president Chris Carson has publicly addressed its overreach, noting “Mr. Kobach has been brought to court — and lost — several times for suppressing the constitutional rights of citizens to vote in his home state of Kansas.”