Election administration needs more data, modernization (Thu, 10 Jan 2013)
American election administration is a leaky vessel kept afloat by a lot of very dedicated people including election professionals, poll workers, organizations like the League and the voters themselves.
Common sense on guns (Wed, 16 Jan 2013)
The announcement from President Obama that his administration will seek common sense solutions to the gun violence that plagues our nation is truly good news for all Americans.
2013 – No Rest for the Weary (Thu, 17 Jan 2013)
Voting rights have been under attack in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade and there are no signs of it letting up in 2013. Indeed 2013 could be a year that sets back voting rights more than all of the attacks of the past decade combined.
Commitment to Collaboration (Thu, 17 Jan 2013)
Nancy Tate, LWVUS Executive Director, and I attended an event in New York City sponsored by No Labels, a bipartisan group that is looking for ways to bridge the partisan divide.
“Everywhere we look, there is work to be done.” (Fri, 18 Jan 2013)
"Voting is the foundation stone for political action.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Americans across the country will celebrate two major national events: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day) and the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
Honoring Roe v. Wade’s 40th Anniversary (Tue, 22 Jan 2013)
The League marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. For decades, the League has championed Roe v. Wade, both for upholding the right of individuals to make their own reproductive choices and the constitutional right to privacy.
Election Improvements will Help Voters at Home and Abroad (Mon, 28 Jan 2013)
The LWVUS was proud to attend the 7th Annual Summit of our long-time partner, the Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF).
The Brennan Center for Justice convened a bi-partisan group of Secretaries of State from Nevada, Minnesota, Oregon and North Dakota for a panel discussion on voter registration modernization.
Change is Good (Wed, 30 Jan 2013)
At our Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program trainings, where we partner with local and state Leagues to grow and strengthen the League nationwide, we always finish up with a quick discussion about change.