The League of Women Voters of Tennessee sent a letter to the TN Secretary of State urging him to consider allowing voters who had been purged from the voter rolls to be allowed to vote by provisional ballot
The League joined 88 voting and civil rights group in urging state election officials to create plans to prevent voting discrimination in advance of the first presidential election in fifty years w
The League was cited in a ruling to extend voter registration an additional week in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The League joined the Election Protection Coalition and its member groups on an open letter to the Democratic and Republican National Committees.
June 25th marked the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision Shelby County v. Holder and civil rights and voting rights groups participated in a panel on Capitol Hill to highlight the ramifications of the decision. Panelists emphasized the need to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), saying that raising the temperature for Congress around restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in the media in the upcoming months is a “must do”.
June 25 marks the three-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). We’ve had three years of bad laws that make voting harder in states all across the country. But there is a solution. Tell Congress to repair and modernize the Voting Rights Act TODAY!
Hundreds of League members from around the country will be lobbying their U.S. Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA).
The League team is taking a moment to reflect on this spring’s “Use Your Voice” tour, featuring Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anais Mitchell, and nearly 40 local League volunteer teams nationwide.Overall, League representatives spoke directly to tens of thousands of voters through the tour.
“This decision sends a dangerous signal to voters across the country, one the League is prepared to fight at every opportunity,” said President MacNamara.
With Women’s History Month 2016 wrapping up, League president Elisabeth MacNamara joined with other women’s political and history experts at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum to discuss women’s leadership and public service and their impact on public policy in both a historical and contemporary context.