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Shelby v. Holder

This week marks the 166th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, the 1848 meeting responsible for making the first formal demand for women’s suffrage.

Today, on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision that gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the Senate will finally hold a hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).

"Today was an important step; the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on voting rights and discrimination. The end result of that discussion: we must pass the VRAA and quickly," said Elisabeth MacNamara, national President of the League of Women Voters.

Access to the vote is not about politics; it's about justice and equality. The Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) is the remedy that will help ensure equal access to the vote for all eligible Americans.

The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, a bipartisan bill is carefully crafted to protect the rights of all voters from discrimination and repair the damage to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 inflicted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against North Carolina’s new voter suppression law. North Carolina's law is just one of an onslaught of attacks on voting rights taking place across states following the Supreme Court’s decision against the VRA this summer.

Washington, D.C.  – The League of Women Voters is pleased that the U.S.

League members from across the country will join thousands of advocates as well as renowned civil rights leaders, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The League of Women Voters is pleased with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that they are filing suit against the Texas voter photo ID law.

The damage to the VRA can and must be fixed – Congress has the power to act swiftly to restore the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. Tell your members of Congress to work quickly to repair and restore the VRA.