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Fighting Voter Suppression

We challenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote.

Why it matters

Voting rights are under attack. In recent years, politicians in dozens of states have erected intentional barriers to our right to vote, including forcing discriminatory voter ID and proof-of-citizenship restrictions on eligible voters, reducing polling place hours in communities of color, cutting early voting opportunities and illegally purging voters from the rolls.

What we're doing

We are at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country. We actively oppose discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fight against attacks against the voter registration process, and hold lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. We work year-round to combat voter suppression through advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action and public education. Our efforts have resulted in the protection of voting rights and ballot access for millions of Americans.

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Fighting Voter Suppression In Depth

League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued this statement in response to AG Merrick Garland’s announcement that the Department of Justice will double the Civil Rights Division's enforcement staff for protecting voting rights.

Today, the League of Women Voters of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging newly enacted voting laws in Kansas that will make it more difficult for Kansans to vote. House Bill 2183 and House Bill 2332 violate the Kansas Constitution by interfering with Kansans’ voting, due process and free speech and association rights.

With hundreds of restrictive voting proposals being introduced following the 2020 election, Brnovich could determine how we treat discriminatory laws in our judicial system.

On May 11, the For the People Act will enter a process called "markup." As we celebrate this progress and work towards passage, it is important to understand the markup process and potential outcomes.  

We thank President Biden for calling on Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and we echo that call.  

Florida's legislature approves a new voting bill which limits voters. 

 

 

DC statehood is not a partisan issue but a civil rights issue which cannot be separated from the fight for racial justice. 

Prison gerrymandering is the practice of counting people based on where they're confined rather than where they're from. This inflates representation in areas where prisons are built and dilutes the voting power of the people who are incarcerated and their home communities.

LWV of Georgia, along with partners, filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia to prevent enforcement of SB 202, an omnibus voter suppression bill signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week.

The For the People Act is the democracy reform bill the American people want and deserve.