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Today the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, Disability Rights Mississippi, and three Mississippi voters filed a federal lawsuit challenging SB 2358, newly passed legislation that significantly diminishes access to the ballot for Mississippians with disabilities. The plaintiffs are represented by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Mississippi Center for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU-MS and Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS). 
Tallahassee, FL — Today, the League of Women Voters of Florida, represented by Campaign Legal Center (CLC), sued Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Secretary of State Cord Byrd to block provisions of Florida’s recently enacted omnibus election law that would restrict and penalize basic nonpartisan civic engagement efforts. The law, Senate Bill 7050, directly targets and drastically restricts the ability of nonpartisan civic engagement organizations, like the League of Women Voters of Florida, to engage with voters, violating their right to freedom of speech and association.
In October 2022, the League of Women Voters of Arizona (LWVAZ) brought a lawsuit to protect voters from intimidation at ballot drop boxes in Arizona. A federal court found that defendants Melody Jennings and her organization (then known as Clean Elections USA)—as well as individuals working with the defendants—had likely violated voter intimidation laws when they engaged in surveillance and harassment of voters at ballot drop boxes during the 2022 election. The Court ordered them to immediately halt intimidating conduct.   
While we’ve made advancements in expanding voter access, some 30 years later, the fight for voting rights is far from over.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today voting rights advocates agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that pitted them against conservative activist group Judicial Watch, in a lawsuit Judicial Watch originally filed in 2020 to force three Pennsylvania counties to remove thousands of voters from the rolls ahead of the 2020 election. 

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This profile was originally published in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

Upshaw Hawkins is the first Black president of the Corpus Christi chapter of the nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for voting rights across the country, founded more than 100 years ago by the suffragists who helped win women the right to vote.

This story was originally published in TAPinto Asbury Park.

League of Women Voters of Monmouth board member Annette Scott provides weekly education at NJ Reentry Corporation

This letter to the editor was originally published in The Bismarck Tribune.

The League of Women Voters of North Dakota’s top priority this legislative session was protecting voting rights to ensure our elections remain fair and accessible for all eligible North Dakota voters. Our advocacy volunteers were busy tracking 39 election bills and resolutions -- some good, some bad, and some neutral.

This story was originally aired by ABC 7.

The League of Women Voters of California honored several San Francisco leaders who have shown support for the LGBTQ+ community.

This op-ed was originally published by The Hill.

LWVUS CEO Virginia Kase Solomón wrote about the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the right to vote thirty years later.

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