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Voting Rights Act (VRA)

On the sixth anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the U.S. House Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on the continuing challenges to voting rights in our country. 

On May 6, 2019, the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections visited Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to hold a field hearing on voting rights and elections. I was proud to represent the League of Women Voters of Florida as a testifying witness in the hearing.

The League joined over 100 organizations on letters to all announced presidential candidates urging them to implement a democracy reform plan. 

On a day when Spring’s arrival was finally palpable, Dakota citizens and members of Congress gathered in the tribal headquarters at Fort Yates, on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, for a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections.

The League urged Representatives to support HR4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

LWVUS joined other civil rights organizations supporting the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2019. 

The League of Women Voters strongly urges members of the U.S. House to vote for HR1, the For the People Act.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate urging members to support and co-sponsor a companion bill to HR1, the For the People Act.

LWV Supports H.R. 4 (Press Release)

With the introduction of this bill, it is time for Congress to update the Voting Rights Act and restore the vote for millions of disenfranchised voters. 

The League and members of the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition sent a joint statement from diverse groups to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of HR1, the For the People Act.