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While words are great, President Biden must now do everything in his power to get the Freedom to Vote Act over the finish line and restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.
The League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement following the 49–51 Senate floor vote on the Freedom to Vote Act.
LWV Applauds the Senate’s Introduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (Press Release)
Our freedom to vote remains under threat, and with the midterm election cycle just a few months away, we need the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act more than ever.
LWV Expands Calls for Filibuster Reform: ‘It is time to fix or nix the filibuster to save our right to vote' (Press Release)
This week, the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the United States voted unanimously to support filibuster reform, and as necessary, elimination of the filibuster.
League leaders and voting rights activists rallied at the White House to demand the Biden administration take swift action to ensure passage of voting rights legislation.
League of Women Voters Urges White House to Take Urgent Action to Protect Voting Rights (Press Release)
We applaud President Biden for elevating the need for the For the People Act and we urge him to use the full weight of the presidency to see this bill become law.
In light of today’s ruling, it is more important than ever that Congress act quickly to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act.
LWVUS Board President Responds to the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ruling (Press Release)
“While today’s decision is deeply disappointing for the LGBTQIA+ community, it is significant that the Court did not create a broad license to discriminate against same-sex couple’s ability to adopt."
Democracy Advocates File Brief in Case Challenging New Jersey’s Primary Ballot Design (Press Release)
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey and partners filed an amicus brief in Conforti v. Hanlon, a case challenging New Jersey’s use of misleading features in its ballot design.
Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, Tribal and Local Governments Secure Broad Resolution in Census Lawsuit (Press Release)
Stipulated dismissal guarantees Census Bureau will not release rushed apportionment numbers, will not provide states with data to exclude noncitizens from redistricting, and will continue to provide…