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Making Democracy Work

Three years ago, our nation's capital faced an unprecedented threat to our democracy that will be etched in the memory of our nation forever. 

The League submitted comments to the Management and Budget Office (OMB) regarding its proposed updates to the federal government’s race and ethnicity data collection standards. The outcome of this comment opportunity will update the questions that respondents see on the US Census and other forms of government data collection. LWVUS also signed onto partner comments to amplify how the proposed changes would impact numerous racial and ethnic communities in the US.   

The League joined 115 other organizations in urging Congress to respect local decisions made by the people of the District of Columbia and their elected leadership. The letter strongly opposes any legislative vehicle that overrides, limits or otherwise usurps locally elected decision-making by the District of Columbia.  

WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States’ president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following joint statement on the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol: 

The League of Women Voters supports legislation that strengthens our elections and increases voter participation so that every voice is heard in our democracy. 

This year, we are going to have to wait for democracy to run its course. We need to allow time for every vote to be counted accurately and completely. 

LWVUS sent a memo to the U.S. House and Senate urging them to support policies for communities, families, and workers experiencing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic on March 13, 2020. LWVUS has also continued to join with partners on letters to the Congress during this time.

The League of Women Voters sent a memo to U.S. Senators urging them to co-sponsor S. Res 252, a resolution to establish September as National Democracy Month.

The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia today filed an amicus brief along with partner civil rights groups in the D.C. voting rights case Castanon v. United States.

The League sent a letter to U.S. Senators encouraging them to support and pass a resolution making September National Democracy Month.