League of Women Voters and Voting Rights Advocates Notify Georgia of State and Federal Voting Violations
Lawrenceville, GA – Today the League of Women Voters of Georgia along with other voting rights advocates, notified the Georgia Secretary of State and Gwinnett County that the county has been in violation of state and federal law by illegally sustaining pre-election challenges to the eligibility of registered voters. The League, the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Gwinnett County Branch of the NAACP, GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, Inc., Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Inc., and Common Cause sent the notice letter as a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit under the NVRA.
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response to the failed 49-49 US Senate vote on the DISCLOSE Act:
Common Cause, League of Women Voters, PIRG, ACLU Applaud Ruling Upholding Timely Election Results from Maryland State Board of Elections
Today, Montgomery County Judge Bonifant ruled in favor of a petition put forward by the Maryland State Board of Elections to enable pre-processing of mail-in ballots for the November general elections. Common Cause Maryland, the ACLU of Maryland, League of Women Voters of Maryland, Maryland PIRG, on behalf of the Everyone Votes Maryland coalition offered congratulations to the State Board of Elections on their successful legal bid to ensure timely election results in the aftermath of the November general elections.
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement in response to the passage of the US House bipartisan bill on the Presidential Electoral Reform Act:
WASHINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the United States is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Legal Center on the organization’s website, LWV.org. The center showcases the organization’s legal work in federal courts from across the country.
Democracy Is On The Ballot This Year, National Voter Registration Day 2022 Is More Critical Than Ever
This year, civic organizations around the country recognize September 20th as National Voter Registration Day, registering hundreds of thousands of voters in a single day. This year, Leagues will host over 600 registration events and virtual activities in communities nationwide.
Second Lawsuit Filed: Missouri NAACP and League of Women Voters Sue State of Missouri, John Ashcroft over New Voter ID Restrictions
The second lawsuit against the omnibus voter restrictions of HB 1878 seeks to protect Missourians' right to equal protection and the fundamental right to vote.
Jefferson City, Mo. -- Two nonpartisan civic engagement organizations sued the state of Missouri and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in Cole County Circuit Court to block provisions of one of the nation’s most extreme laws restricting voter registration activity and distribution of absentee ballot applications. The law violates the right to core political speech by severely curtailing the ability to engage with voters.
MADISON — On August 17, 2022, a settlement was finalized in federal court in Wisconsin to reinstate more than 31,000 registered voters who were purged from the voter rolls in 2021. The settlement also requires the state to set up a system for protecting registered voters from unlawful removal from the rolls.
Today the League of Women Voters published their 2022 redistricting report for the organization’s program People Powered Fair Maps™. The report covering three years of work shows that when people are involved, there is greater transparency in the process which results in fairer maps that elevate communities.