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GULFPORT, Miss. — Voting and disability rights advocates are asking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Mississippi Republican Party and Republican National Committee that seeks to overturn a Mississippi law that allows for people voting absentee to mail ballots up until Election Day, and to have those ballots counted if they’re postmarked by Election Day and received within five business days after.
The League of Women Voters of Missouri issued a joint statement with the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties in response to the mass shooting at the celebratory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory.
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States announced the departure of our CEO, Virginia Kase Solomón. Virginia played a critical role in guiding the 103-year-old organization through a period of rapid transformation and growth. Her tenure focused on building people-power by engaging in advocacy, expanding litigation, and organizing efforts to ensure voting rights for all.  
Bismarck, ND – Today, in a victory for North Dakota voters, a federal judge dismissed a challenge to North Dakota’s mail-in voting process.
WASHINGTON — It is with profound sadness that the League of Women Voters announces the passing of our esteemed president, Dr. Deborah Ann Turner, who passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from complications from a pulmonary embolism. 
Three years ago, our nation's capital faced an unprecedented threat to our democracy that will be etched in the memory of our nation forever. 
LWV of the US and LWV of Maine issued the following statement in response to the Maine Secretary of State’s decision declaring former President Trump ineligible to be listed as a candidate on the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot.
WASHINGTON, DENVER — The League of Women Voters of the US and the League of Women Voters of Colorado issued the following statement in response to the Colorado Supreme Court ruling that former President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President and therefore cannot be listed as a candidate on the 2024 presidential primary ballot: 
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The League of Women Voters of Ohio and voter Jennifer Kucera filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a provision in House Bill 458 that impacts how voters with disabilities can cast absentee ballots. The plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU of Ohio, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm of Covington & Burling.  
COBB COUNTY, GA — In a win for Black and Latino voters, the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia blocked the Cobb County School Board from using its racially gerrymandered map in an upcoming election because it violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution.

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