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This administration's decision to rescind the 'Dreamers' program is shameful and does not serve national interest. As a country of immigrants, we are made stronger by our diversity.
LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2016
League set agenda for the next biennium and elected unanimously Chris Carson of Burbank, California as the organization's 19th national president.
Supreme Court’s Evenwel Decision Reaffirms Total Population as Basis for Redistricting (Press Release)
“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.
"The League is pleased to have the power of the presidency behind reforms that lower barriers to voters and help us work toward a more perfect democracy," said President MacNamara.
Today, the Court rejected the Arizona legislature's argument that only they can conduct federal redistricting under the U.S. Constitution.
“The President’s executive action, while a good start, is just a temporary first step. Congress needs to stop pointing fingers and get to work on this vital issue." said national League President…
“This decision gives us a new tool to fight partisan gerrymandering,” said President MacNamara.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on voting rights and discrimination, concluding that we must pass the VRAA - and quickly.