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Letter to The Boston Globe: “The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts applauds the Globe’s opposition to current voter suppression legislation around the country, including requiring photo ID to vote (“A brief moment of candor,” Editorial, July 9).”

“FLORIDA'S state primary is a month away, the presidential election is four months off and the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters (LWV) is busy. During the lunch rush at JFK Medical Centre on a recent Tuesday afternoon, several volunteers fanned out across the cafeteria, registration forms in hand.”

“Maryland voters appear likely to get the final word on the state’s highly partisan and racially charged plan to redraw Maryland’s congressional districts. ... In passing the plan, Democratic state lawmakers also rebuffed harsh criticism from the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Common Cause and a handful of residents who testified against it. Most said they were appalled at the partisanship...”

“One thing leads to another at MiraCosta College [CA]. ... Last year, the college staged a public-issues symposium on the subject of ‘Civility in Our Civic Discourse.’ ... Among those in attendance were members of the League of Women Voters North County San Diego, and the program sparked a year-long study by the league on incivility in public discourse. It also prompted a desire to follow through with another program ... with the college.”

“...advocacy groups like the League of Women Voters are announcing voter registration drives ahead of the July 16 registration deadline.”

“The Glenview League of Women Voters gave 11 incoming high school freshmen $10 movie coupons from Glenview State Bank as part of the 2012 Good Citizenship Awards.”

“Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Florida, emphasized the importance of civic participation. ‘Registering to vote enables citizens to voice their opinions about the policies and legislation that impact their lives.’”

“The Ridgefield [CT] League of Women Voters launched its new social media program, Ridgefield Votes... at the Ridgefield High School Post Grad Party for graduating seniors. ... ‘It was a tremendous success,’ said Diana Drew-Fleming of the league. ‘More than 200 seniors participated.’”

“Leading students from Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit [NJ] were recognized. ... Giving the League of Women Voters' Citizenship Award to a high school junior is a treasured tradition in all three League towns...”

League of Women Voters of New York City’s response to NYT editorial: “We urge the board to do what it can now: write rules and get started recruiting and training workers for half-day shifts. There is no time to waste.”