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“A push is on to register young voters across parts of northeast Michigan. The League of Women Voters of Alpena County has received a small grant to register young voters in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties.”

“The state's [WI] top election official said Tuesday he told the state Department of Justice he did not want to immediately appeal two decisions blocking the state's new law requiring photo IDs at the polls because voters should have plenty of advance knowledge of what rules will be in place for the April 3 election. ... Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen did not heed that request and on Thursday appealed both decisions.”

 On Monday, a Dane County (WI) judge denied a motion to delay his voter ID ruling that bars enforcement of the state voter ID law.

“After nine hours of passionate debate, the Minnesota House early Wednesday morning, March 21, passed a Republican-sponsored constitutional amendment to require voters to show a government-issued photo identification at the polls.”

 Barbara Schilling, member of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area (IN): “I didn’t think there were any concerted efforts to register high school students in our area, so the LWVCA decided to take on this challenge.” They registered 45 students that day!

“The debate over contraception continues as Arizona lawmakers work on a bill that would let employers ask women if they use contraception. ... This story got us talking about women's rights, so we brought in experts to examine the issue in detail. ... Dr. Teresa Bratton is with the [AZ] League of Women Voters.”

“The League of Women Voters, La Raza and Common Cause-Florida said they were unhappy with Gaetz's plan to have legislative staffers draw a new map – with the results only made public Saturday when it will be released as a proposal for the full Senate to consider next week.”

“Leaders from different levels of government shared their perspectives on the issues surrounding the privatization of government services at a “Lunch and Learn” forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Falls Church...”

Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the latest voter ID news from Wisconsin and Texas on this PBS Newshour segment.

“Betsy McBride of the League of Women Voters, said, ‘If an ultrasound procedure is not medically necessary, the Legislature should not require that a doctor or an ultrasound technologist perform such a procedure against the will of the patient. … There is no legitimate reason to endorse this bill, which is an assault on Idaho women’s right to privacy.’”