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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 sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission.

The League sent a memo to members of the House Administration Committee ahead of the markup of HR 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act.

The League sent a memo to the U.S. Senate about the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court.

"The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. 

The League supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants.  Moreover, the Trump Administration’s orders are of dubious legality.  

The League joined a letter to Capitol Hill urging Congress to table Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions of disapproval, which would harm American workers, consumers, and families.

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the unsubstantiated claim from the White House that millions of i

On January 21, 2017 millions of women and men around the world turned out to make our voices heard.

When Ruth Gresser first heard about the Women’s March on Washington planned for January 21, she wanted to make sure Pizzeria Paradiso—her restaurant and a

“Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

This article previously appeared in Bustle.By Chris Carson