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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 September 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 member Kathy Scruggs at the 50th anniversary of the March on WashingtonPowerful Quotes on Voting Rights from the March on Washington

By: Renee Davidson
09/04/2013

A rundown on powerful calls to protect voting rights from speakers celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

National Voter Registration DayGet Excited: National Voter Registration Day is Coming Soon!

By: Maggie Duncan
09/04/2013

On September 24th, League of Women Voters volunteers from across the country will join together for an unprecedented effort to help Americans get registered to vote.

Stronger Leagues = Stronger Democracy

By: Haley Richards, Shur Fellow
09/04/2013

A guest blog post by Shur Fellow, Haley Richards, on the Membership and Leadership Development training held for the Alaska and Utah Leagues.

Supreme Court Preview: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

By: Jessica Jones
09/11/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear the case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). Labeled the “next Citizens United," the case challenges the spending limits imposed on individual donors as a means of preventing corruption.

How to Get the Most Out of a Candidate Debate

By: Renee Davidson
09/11/2013

This Election Day, millions of Americans across the country will head to the polls to cast a vote. Attending a candidate debate is one of the best ways voters can prepare for the polls. But how can viewers get the most out of the experience?

Tell your Senators to reject bad environmental amendments to the energy efficiency bill that could destroy our climate and harm public health. Action Alert: Climate Change Progress at Risk

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
09/11/2013

Tell your Senators to reject bad environmental amendments to the energy efficiency bill that could destroy our climate and harm public health.

NOTE: The Senate is no longer considering this issue at this time.

Sign from Voting Rights Act rally outside of the Supreme Court, February 2013New Report Lays out Election Improvement Agenda; Cites Needed Improvements for Better Elections in 2014 and Beyond

By: Maggie Duncan
09/12/2013

The League of Women Voters recently released our Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming voter suppression efforts.

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is Tuesday, September 24th, 2013</p>'We the People': Celebrating Constitution Day and Registering New Voters

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
09/12/2013

It's fitting that Constitution Day takes place just one week before another holiday celebrating our great democracy: National Voter Registration Day (NVRD).

Constitution Day and the U.S. Supreme Court Marking Constitution Day with a Conversation on the U.S. Supreme Court in Transition

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
09/18/2013

I visited Maryland to participate in the University of Maryland Law School's Constitution Day event, which focused on recent Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, marriage equality and voting rights.

It's National Voter Registration Day!

By: Jeanette Senecal
09/24/2013

National Voter Registration Day is a nationwide effort to register thousands of voters on one single day! What can you do to be a part of today’s voter registration efforts? Here are two simple steps you can take today:

A New Citizen: A New Voter

By: Yancy Jimenez
09/24/2013

Now I can say I am a US Citizen and feels great to say it. Since I work at League my first priority is registering to vote, which everyone here is helping to do so. I'm excited to vote in the next election.

Maggie working a local voter registration drive in Arlington, VAAnother Slam Dunk on National Voter Registration Day

By: Maggie Duncan
09/25/2013

On September 24,  a record 800+ groups—including nearly 300 League of Women Voters affiliates in 43 states—headed out into their neighborhoods to help Americans register to vote or update their registration.

How Do You Tame a Battleground State?

By: Carrie Davis, Executive Director of the LWV of Ohio
09/26/2013

Read our guest blog post by the League of Women Voters of Ohio on their testimony to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

Celebrating National Voter Registration Day in New York City

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
09/26/2013

Tuesday was the second annual National Voter Registration Day. The New York City League partnered with city government and various groups representing a range of age and ethnic populations to sponsor an impressive event at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan.

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