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The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law 56 years ago on August 6, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was a proud day in American history. But the history to get to this point was stormy…
The mission of the League of Women Voters is to empower voters and defend democracy. In the first half of 2021, LWV has done just that through a variety of cases nationwide.
LWVUS give thanks to the lawyers and partners who helped secure safe voting in the 2020 election cycle.
With each voter we register, we are helping to get as many people participating as possible. Help us make sure no one is left out.
A national overview of the League’s engagement in COVID-19 litigation
It's been 244 days since the VRAA passed the House, 7 years & 1 month since Shelby v. Holder, and 55 years since the VRA was originally signed into law.
When removing voters from the rolls, election officials should err on the side of protecting democracy not increasing disenfranchisement.
Throughout 2019 the League defended democracy in the courts on issues relating to voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, and improving elections.
The LWVUS Volunteer Lobby Corps had a very active spring this year focusing on the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Women's History commemorative coin program.
Ninety-nine years ago today, the League of Women Voters was founded at the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention in Chicago…