This story aired as a segment on WABC.
To commemorate "U.S. Constitution Day," the League of Women Voters of New York is passing out free copies of the Constitution to people across New York City.
This news segment originally aired on WCSC.
League of Women Voters of South Carolina President Nancy Williams says leaders elected in local races often make decisions or policies that affect Lowcountry residents more than those in national races.
This story was originally published by TulsaPeople.
This year, Tulsa’s league of the nonpartisan nonprofit organization celebrates 100 years of encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy, and leaders within the organization say its mission is as important as ever.
From January – August 2023, state legislatures nationwide passed various bills into law. While following these developments, the League noticed several important trends around voting rights and election administration.
This story was originally published by Associated Press.
For a century, the League of Women Voters in Florida formed bonds with marginalized residents by helping them register to vote — and, in recent years, those efforts have extended to the growing Asian American and Asian immigrant communities.
But a state law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in May would have forced the group to alter its strategy.
This story was originally published by WSFU.
Some voter registration groups in Tallahassee plan to stop delivering completed forms to elections offices to avoid the possibility of facing higher fines under a new state law.
"We are going to move to online registrations," said Trish Neely, president of the Tallahassee League of Women Voters. "We’re going to start making use of laptops, iPhones to help people be able to register themselves.”
This article was originally published by Public News Service.
This profile was originally published in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
Upshaw Hawkins is the first Black president of the Corpus Christi chapter of the nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for voting rights across the country, founded more than 100 years ago by the suffragists who helped win women the right to vote.
While we’ve made advancements in expanding voter access, some 30 years later, the fight for voting rights is far from over.