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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 February 2013

League of Women Voters

On our blog, Voices of the League, we cover a variety of topics ranging from our work at all levels of the League, including emphasizing work accomplished in local communities across the country on our priority issues, marking important national developments, highlighting the work being done to grow and strengthen the League, and so much more. We hope you’ll take the time to see what we’ve been up to each month through this roundup. Thanks for making democracy work.

LWVEF Introduces New Training Manual for Engaging High School Voters

By: Maggie Duncan (02/05/2013)

As we look ahead to the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) is pleased to share an updated popular training manual for conducting high school voter registration drives.

LWV State of the Union BingoLet’s get a State of the Union BINGO for LWV policy priorities!

By: Renee Davidson (02/05/2013)

On February 12th, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, which will outline his key priorities for the year and second term in office.

Forward on Climate logoJoin the League for the Largest Climate Change Rally in History!

By: Jessica Jones (02/08/2013)

President Obama underscored the urgent need to address climate change in his inaugural address last month and John Kerry called climate change a “life-threatening issue” of national security upon his nomination for Secretary of State.

Championing the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in Shelby County v. Holder

By: Renee Davidson (02/11/2013)

On Wednesday, February 27th, the Supreme Court will review Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, a case that questions the constitutionality of Section 5 the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices.

LWV Commends President Obama’s Attention to Our Issues in SOTU Address, But Hoped for More Action on Voting Rights

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (02/13/2013)

In the State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama addressed many crucial issues affecting our country. His remarks touched on some of the League’s priority issues including voting rights, climate change, immigration and gun violence.

The Vote Is the Emblem of Equality -- and Now It is Under Attack

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (02/14/2013)

EDITORIAL NOTE: This blog post was originally published on the Huffington Post.

League of Women Voters #SOTU2013 Bingo: Tracking the issues!

By: Renee Davidson (02/14/2013)

President Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, February 12th. The League created an official LWV Bingo game to engage viewers and track how the President’s speech matched up with our key priorities, particularly money in politics, election reform, climate change, gun safety, and immigration. Then we live-tweeted the action!

Rally to Protect the Voting Rights Act!

By: Stephanie Drahan (02/15/2013)

In conjunction with many of our national partners, the League is participating in a rally at the Supreme Court on February 27, starting with a press briefing at 8:30 am and the rally running from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you’re in the DC area, please join us for the rally!

Tell Obama It Is Time to Move #ForwardonClimate

By: Jessica Jones (02/19/2013)

I gathered with folks from across the country for the largest rally on climate change in U.S. history!

In the News: LWV Voices Disappointment on Voting Commission

By: Renee Davidson (02/19/2013)

Miss the media frenzy? Here’s a roundup of news featuring the League of Women Voter’s stand on the new voting commission.

The Importance of Diversity in the Courts to Ensure Respect to the Rule of Law

By: Zaida Arguedas (02/25/2013)

The League of Women Voters Education Fund, together with the Inter-American Dialogue, and the International Association of Women Judges, is sponsoring a conference entitled “Women and the Rule of Law: The View from the Americas.”

TAKE ACTION: Support the Voting Rights Act

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (02/27/2013)

If the Justices overturn the Voting Rights Act, it would be the single biggest setback for voting rights in history. Join with the League in pledging to protect the Voting Rights Act and the right to vote.

2013: Make-or-Break Year for Voting Rights

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (02/27/2013)

We're only two months into 2013, but it already appears to be a make-or-break year for voting rights.

LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara at the rally to Protect the Voting Rights ActThe VRA Arguments from Inside the Supreme Court

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (02/28/2013)

The lawyer’s lounge in the Supreme Court building is a soothing shade of green with high ceilings, large windows and portraits of obscure associate justices from centuries past staring down from the walls.

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