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“A controversial constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo identification at the polls has cleared one of the last hurdles on the way to the fall ballot” in Minnesota.

“At a recent Carlsbad City Council meeting, the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego was recognized for its 50th anniversary and their commitment to its community.”

“...people in the social sector are starting to work together in more and better ways – the good people at Brennan Center..., League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, and Voto Latino have been very helpful with all of their research and surveys. These folks aren’t social workers or do gooders, they’re just trying to defend Americans and Founding Father values; it’s basic patriotism.”

“Leagues at all levels — local, state and national — are engaged in helping people vote.”

"A big part of that drop-off is that volunteer groups have stopped doing third-party registration. Third-party registration is when organizations send people into the community carrying clipboards to sign up voters. ... The League of Women Voters used to do it. So did political parties and student groups. Now, hardly anyone does it."

“A survey commissioned by the League of Women Voters shows that Minnesotans want changes in the redistricting process so that the decisions are made in an independent, nonpartisan way.”

“The state of Texas wants the discussions their Republican legislators had about passing a voter ID law to stay secret.”

This article from the Kitsap Sun praises the advancement the Washington state courts have made in increasing gender diversity on the bench.

Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday because of next week’s important elections, including the state's presidential primaries

 The New York Times reports that since a number of civic organizations, including the League of Women Voters, suspended their independent voter registration drives because of onerous restrictions imposed by the new Florida law, fewer new voters are being registered in comparison to 2008 numbers.