When South Portland resident Lorraine Glowczak joined the Portland Area League of Women Voters two years ago, she was looking for a way to contribute to society.
The League joined the Brennan Center on public records requests tied to President Trumps "Election Integrity Commission" in Maine, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Alabama.
By Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill
"More than 800 juniors and seniors at Kalamazoo Central, Loy Norrix and Phoenix high schools participated in the process, which was coordinated by the League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area [MI] and featured actual voting machines and specially prepared ballots that looked like the real thing."
"Over the years, the issues may have changed, but to Ellis, the need for the League’s presence has not: 'This area needs a group that looks out for the public’s interest, and that is what I think we are doing.'”
The League endorsed the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act introduced by Senator Warren.
The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission.
The League joined a letter to Capitol Hill urging Congress to table Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions of disapproval, which would harm American workers, consumers, and families.
This article originally appeared in the Rhode Island Public Radio.