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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 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.

Fighting Voter Suppression In Depth

The League joined the Brennan Center on public records requests tied to President Trumps "Election Integrity Commission" in Maine, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Alabama.

The League joined constitutional rights and public interest groups in opposing calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

The League joined letters sent to President Trump and Congress that supports the preservation of the Johnson Amendment which is a ban on political campaign intervention by 501(c)3 organizations.

The League sent a memo to members of the U.S. House opposing HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S.

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Trump administration that the federal gov

On Tuesday, February 28, President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. 

LWVUS joined LWVMD and 40 other national and local organizations supporting rescission of a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention.

Abolishing the Election Assistance Commission is “Irresponsible”