“Voters should not have to face an obstacle course to vote. The decision by EAC Executive Director Brian Newby is simply contrary to federal law and we expect it to be overturned,” said President MacNamara.
President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, and discussed the need to invest in civic engagement and improve our voting and elections systems. Check out our Storify as the League and our supporters live-tweeted the speech!
This year, League volunteers will be out in force in over 25 communities across 15 states as part of our Youth Voter Registration program, with the goal of holding voter registration events in more than 200 high schools and community/vocational schools.
The League joined comments sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on proposed regulations governing training for Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigators.
#GivingTuesday is a day to support the organizations that mean the most to us, and that is why I will be supporting the League of Women Voters. I hope you will, too!
Send the League of Women Voters of Kansas a message of support — they recently launched an emergency initiative to reach all voters that the Secretary of State of is attempting to purge from the voter rolls.
Local Leagues throughout Kansas are reaching out to “purged” voters following changes to the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement on state voter registration forms. League volunteers will educate effected registrants to ensure that every person who registers to vote in Kansas is able to vote.
From the tip of Maine to the coast of California, Leagues have been working to register voters and ensure our elections are free, fair and accessible to all voters. We have put together a brief slide show to highlight some of the most exciting victories you helped make possible.
For several years, the League of Women Voters and our partners have been lobbying to bring the health care exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act. This week, we delivered a letter to the President asking for voluntary compliance and alerting the Administration to our intent to sue, if necessary.
"This is an important voting rights issue that can no longer be ignored," said League President Elisabeth MacNamara.