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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

Brnovich v. DNC is a case before the Supreme Court addressing the collection of ballots by third parties and the counting of provisional ballots cast outside of a voter’s designated precinct. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, with a transformative vision for the American South. Dr. King implored both the southern Dixiecrats and Republicans in Congress to fully enfranchise Black voters...

People Powered Fair MapsTM is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide. The program includes actions in all 50 states + D.C. 

Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again. 

Any objection to this process is simply political theater which directly mocks and defies our Constitution. 

LWVUS sent a letter to Senate and House leadership outlining our continued support for the legislation commonly referred to as HR1 or the For the People Act. 

LWVUS give thanks to the lawyers and partners who helped secure safe voting in the 2020 election cycle. 

A federal district court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Trump’s reelection campaign against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and seven counties.

We commend Mr. Krebs and. the staff of CISA for their hard work to safeguard our votes and ensure American elections are safe from cyber-attacks.