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Get involved! There are many ways to have your voice heard by elected officials and policy makers. Take Action on League priorities today.

 

Stand Up for DC Statehood

More than 700,000 residents live in DC, which is more than that of Wyoming and Vermont, yet its residents still lack voting members in the U.S. House and Senate. Without these voting members, residents of DC are denied a voice in Congress to defend them from attacks on their own locally passed laws and citizen backed initiatives.

Residents in DC deserve full representation in Congress. Sign the petition to support DC statehood today!  

 

It's Time to Restore the Vote

Six years ago, the Shelby v. Holder decision struck down the protections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and lead to unprecedented levels of voter suppression across America. But soon, the U.S. House will be voting on H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which will not only restore the original VRA but will also provide greater transparency and protection for voters on the electoral process. 

Access to the ballot box should not be a partisan issue. Passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act ensures that every voter—regardless of where they live—has equal access to the ballot box and is protected from unfair laws and practices that make it harder for people to vote. 

Congress can pass H.R. 4 and ensure that the future of American democracy and the rights of voters remain strong. 

Contact your Representative and tell them that our democracy needs a fully restored Voting Rights Act today.

 

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. 

Contact your Senators today and demand immediate action to secure our elections.

 

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.

Pledge to be counted and to educate your community about the importance of the 2020 Census.

 

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.

Please ask your Representative to cosponsor and support H.R. 1923, the Women’s History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act.

 

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. 

Tell Congress to move forward with common sense gun legislation.

 

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.

Stand with the League in our fight to ensure our elections are always free, fair, and accessible.