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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 a letter in support of an amendment to the financial services and general government appropriations bill that would restore funding for the Election Assistance Commission.

The League joined a letter sent to all 50 Secretaries of State condemning and opposing the data request by President Trump's advisory commission.

Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson

League Opposes Kobach Request for Voter Records

The League sent a memo to members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government urging them to reject provisions in the Financial Services Appropriation Bill, HR 115, that would terminate the Election Assistance Commission.

LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case

Legislation Will Improve Voter Registration Accuracy and Enhance Access at the Ballot Box

The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter to President Trump expressing concern that the civil and human rights of all Americans are being drastically undermine

Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Redistricting Unconstitutional on Racial GerrymanderingLWV Celebrates Major Win for Voters

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