The High School Voter Registration Project is a nationwide effort to encourage young people--especially young minorities--to register to vote.
The League was cited in a ruling to extend voter registration an additional week in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
LWVEF has once again teamed up with YLI (The Youth Leadership Initiative) to create a lesson plan: This
In 1945, at the UN Charter Conference, the League of Women Voters was invited by President Harry Truman to serve as a consultant to the U.S. delegation.
Recent changes to Texas law make it extremely difficult for voter registration groups to sign up new voters, violating the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act, argues the Brenna
In a letter to President Obama, three of the nation's leading voting rights organizations—Demos, Project Vote, and the League of Women Voters—urged the Administration to come into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by providing voter registration to eligible persons through the federally-facilitated health benefit exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the letter, the groups—who have previously won many NVRA-enforcement lawsuits—indicated that they are prepared to seek legal recourse if necessary. The letter follows over two years of advocacy efforts on the part of the organizations regarding ongoing violations of the NVRA. Widely known as the “motor voter” law, the NVRA requires that registration services be offered in tandem with transactions conducted by certain government programs. Its requirements apply to all the health benefit exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The League endorsed the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act introduced by Senator Warren.
LWVUS sent a letter to U.S. Senate offices encouraging Senators to cosponsor and pass S. 1989 the Honest Ads Act. Members of the LWVUS Lobby Corps will also be visiting offices on this topic.
The League sent a memo to the U.S. House opposing HR 38, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of final passage of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act.