Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters strongly urges the House Appropriations
LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case
August 26, 2016 Conta
"Politicians have no business standing in the way of our right to vote."
"We will appeal to protect the critical rights of voters in these three states, especially during this election year,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters U.S.
League set agenda for the next biennium and elected unanimously Chris Carson of Burbank, California as the organization's 19th national president.
“Our members are fanning out across the Capitol to tell their elected representatives that it is well past time to right this wrong. We need them to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA),” President MacNamara said.
“This decision sends a dangerous signal to voters across the country, one the League is prepared to fight at every opportunity,” said President MacNamara.
“This is an 8-0 decision that reinforces basic constitutional principles and previous holdings by the Supreme Court. This is a big win," said President MacNamara.
“I am excited that the League is part of launching the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative to remind us of the decades of hard work and perseverance it took to win voting rights for women,” said President MacNamara.