Demand a Hearing on the For the People Act
The For the People Act is a historic opportunity to expand voting rights, enact ethics reform, and limit the influence of big money in politics—and, in the Senate, it faces an uphill battle. But we know that because of the tremendous work we’ve already done to mobilize the effort around this bill, that we can move this forward.
It is important for the American people to understand what issues their Senators have with this legislation. The American people deserve to know why their Senators don’t want to ensure that every eligible citizen being able to register and vote. They deserve to know what harm will be caused by taking the politics out of redistricting. Finally, they deserve to know why we should be allowing big money interests to hide in the shadows and influence the votes of the American people.
It's Time to Restore the Vote
August 6 is the 54th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Instead of commemorating the landmark voting rights legislation today, many advocates are in the trenches fighting to curb the voter suppression unleashed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to gut it.
Over the past six years since Shelby County v. Holder, states and localities have used every tool available to make voting harder. States have worked to roll back hours for early voting, purge voter rolls of qualified voters, and even pass strict voter photo ID bills that make it harder for people to register to vote.
But Congress can act today by moving the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4 / S. 561)!
Take Action to Secure our Elections
Election security is about voter confidence and participation. The more confident voters are in our elections systems, the more confident they will feel that their vote has been counted and their voice heard, and this directly impacts their participation. Which is why it is so important for the U.S. Senate to step up and pass legislation that protects the votes of all Americans.
Make Sure Everyone is Counted in the 2020 Census
April 1, 2020, marks the kickoff of the 2020 Census. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade. But communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. NOW is the time to get involved.
The Census counts. So do you.
Tell Congress to Honor the 19th Amendment
After Congress passed the 19th Amendment in 1919, but before it was ratified in August of 1920, the same suffragists, who had fought for nearly a century to gain the right to vote for women, formed the League of Women Voters. 2020 is not only the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, it is also the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters. For that reason, the League has a keen interest in seeing the 19th Amendment honored with a coin, featuring women who have been influencers in our great country.
Tell Congress to Pass Sensible Gun Laws
It’s time to stop the violence. Legislation with common sense solutions to prevent gun violence will protect our children, our citizens and help restore our public confidence.
Stop Voter Suppression
Across the country, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate. Legislators and election officials have purged existing voters from the rolls, made cuts to early voting, reduced polling places, put in place strict voter photo ID laws and levied onerous voter registration restrictions.