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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 April 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.

Tuning In & Paying Attention: Protecting our voting rights from the states to the Supreme Court

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (04/04/2013)

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

League of Women Voters of Connecticut rally for stricter gun lawsThe True “Connecticut Effect:” Galvanizing community action and empowering the “silent majority”

By: Cheryl Dunson (04/11/2013)

Cheryl Dunson, President of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, shares how her League helped pass safer gun laws in its state legislature.

Tell Secretary Kerry that the Keystone Pipeline is All Risk, No Reward

By: Jessica Jones (04/15/2013)

The KXL Pipeline jeopardizes the the water we drink, the air we breathe and the planet on which we live. Celebrate Earth Day 2013 and tell Secretary Kerry that the KXL Pipeline is All Risk, No Reward!

Energized Leaders for an Invigorated League

By: Shauneen Grout (04/18/2013)

This past week, the League's 2013 Ruth S. Shur Leadership Institute held its training program for 28 exceptional League leaders selected tas national coaches for the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program.

Voter Suppression in North Carolina: What’s happening and what it means for our country

By: Renee Davidson (04/18/2013)

Early this month, a plethora of voter suppression bills – one of the broadest attacks on voting rights we’ve seen this year – were introduced by members of the North Carolina Legislature. If passed, the consequences of the restrictions on voting would be dire.

This Earth Day Urge Obama to Make a Long-term Investment in Protecting Our Planet

By: Jessica Jones (04/22/2013)

Now is the time for the U.S. to lead the world through the greatest environmental challenge of our generation. Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and urge President Obama to protect our country and our planet and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline is ALL RISK, NO REWARD! #noKXLAll Risk, No Reward: Anti-Keystone Coalition Sparks Dialogue, Action

By: Renee Davidson (04/24/2013)

In just over two weeks, our anti-Keystone coalition, “All Risk, No Reward,” has garnered strong media exposure in spreading its message on the devastating effects of the Keystone XL pipeline.

LWV Volunteers support the Voting Rights Act outside of the Supreme CourtThis One is for You, League Volunteers!

By: Sara Sanders (04/24/2013)

Now that it is National Volunteer Week, I can’t help but look back at all the amazing things our League volunteers have done. I love hearing the success stories and feeling empowered by being just a small part of this great organization.

On the Ground: Testifying in Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Linda Duckworth (04/26/2013)

As the President of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska (LWVNE) I’ve done a lot of work to share information and educate Nebraska citizens about the effects that the Keystone XL pipeline would have on our communities.

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