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Live interview with LWV CEO Virginia Kase on the rollout of the People Powered Fair Maps Campaign, a nationwide effort to end gerrymandering in the United States.

Opinion piece from LWV CEO Virginia Kase on what it means to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment 99 years later.

A St. Louis attorney who filed a slate of voter reform petitions in Missouri is suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, alleging that Ashcroft “intentionally cherry-picked portions of the initiative petitions and described them in as loaded and pejorative terms as possible, while leaving out aspects of the initiative petitions likely to be popular with voters.” League of Women Voters of Missouri president comments.

Voting rights groups are concerned that thousands of voters could be erroneously purged from Ohio’s voter rolls. In a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the League of Women Voters Ohio, All Voting Is Local, the NAACP Ohio State Conference and Campus Vote Project called on him to “pause the state’s voter purge process and not move forward on September 6” as planned.

Leagues in Illinois are mobilizing to recruit polling station judges needed to run elections in 2020. All seven League of Women Voters chapters in DuPage County are helping the clerk's office recruit up to 4,000 judges it expects to need to run elections next March and November.

Opinion piece from Grace Chimene, president of the League of Women Voters of Texas, on the League's support of Crystal Mason-Hobbs's case seeking clarity and fairness in laws around returning citizens voting.

Florida judges and prosecutors are working with felons and public defenders to find ways to register former inmates to vote, a process approved by voters last year that Republican legislators have made more difficult.

Officials at the state level in Texas have decided not to spend any money on the 2020 census, even though in the past 10 years the population of Texas has grown massively. So business leaders, large cities and even nonprofits in Texas say they're being forced to step in instead.

Momentum is growing among state legislatures to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. LWV National Popular Vote Taskforce Chair Toni Zimmer contributes.