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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 August 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.

League members protesting attacks on voting rights in North CarolinaNorth Carolina's Moral Monday Protests Spread to the Countryside

By: Nelda Holder, LWV of North Carolina
08/01/2013

Read our guest blog post on the work of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina in the Moral Mondays protests, particularly around the issue of voting rights.

On the 48th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect DemocracyOn the 48th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Democracy

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/02/2013

Now is the time to contact your members of Congress and tell them to repair the VRA before any more damage is done.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Fix the Voting Rights Act

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/06/2013

The damage to the VRA can and must be fixed – Congress has the power to act swiftly to restore the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. Tell your members of Congress to work quickly to repair and restore the VRA.

League of Women Voters of North Carolina Files Suit Against Voter Suppression Law

By: Renee Davidson
08/14/2013

North Carolina passed the most suppressive voting law in decades. The League of Women Voters of North Carolina (LWVNC) went straight to action, filing a federal lawsuit to challenge the voting restrictions as racially discriminatory.

MLD Montana Training TeamGrowing the League to Safeguard Democracy in Montana

By: Shauneen Grout
08/15/2013

Two weeks ago, I headed west to a League of Women Voters Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) program training in Bozeman, Montana.

 

 league of women voters protect the voting rights act50 Years After the March on Washington, the Fight for Voting Rights Continues

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/23/2013

League members from across the country will join thousands of advocates as well as renowned civil rights leaders, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Celebrating Women's Equality Day and Continuing the Fight for Voting Rights

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/23/2013

As we celebrate Women's Equality Day and the anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, many Americans - women and men, young and old, rich and poor alike - still face barriers to voting.

League of Women Voters Women in the Civil Rights Movement and March on WashingtonThe Importance of Women in the Civil Rights Movement & Social Justice Organizing

By: Renee Davidson
08/26/2013

Women leaders in the Civil Rights Movement and 1963 March on Washington explain how women have been given little credit for their work in the movement.

Historical Image of the League of Women VotersHonoring Our Right to Vote

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/26/2013

I joined with members of the League and thousands of other activists in Washington, DC to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Speakers at the rally renewed the call to protect our voting rights and called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Add your voices to those who rallied in Washington and tell Congress to work quickly to fix the VRA.

President Elisabeth MacNamara and Executive Director Nancy TateMy View on the March on Washington

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/26/2013

The organizers could not have ordered better weather. The skies were clear, the sun was bright and, for late August in Washington, D.C., the temperature was mild.

 

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