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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 JANUARY 2014

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.

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Why "We're Not About to Turn Around": Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King today, we are in urgent need of legislative fixes to realize his vision that every American is treated fairly at the ballot box," writes LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara for the Huffington Post.
By: Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted: 1/20/2014


Follow Last Night’s State of the Union Action!

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 01/29/2014

Check out our Storify to follow how the President's State of the Union address touched on the League's issues!

State of the Union Address Touches on All of League’s Priority IssuesState of the Union Address Touches on All of League’s Priority Issues

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 01/29/2014

In last night’s annual State of the Union (SOTU) address, President Obama laid out his priorities for the coming year. Here’s the rundown of what he said on our issues and how it aligns with League positions.

Win For Voting Rights in Pennsylvania: Judge Strikes Down Voter ID Law Win For Voting Rights in Pennsylvania: Judge Strikes Down Voter ID Law

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 01/21/2014

"We are glad that, by upholding voting rights, the judge ruled on the side of the people of Pennsylvania," said the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA), the lead organizational plaintiff in the lawsuit.

Citizens United Four Years Later – The Unleashed Tide of Secret MoneyCitizens United Four Years Later – The Unleashed Tide of Secret Money

By: Jessica Jones
Posted: 01/17/2014

In 2010, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for big money and special interest influence when they announced their decision in Citizens United v. FEC. None of us knew just how bad this decision would be for our democracy.

BREAKING NEWS: Voting Rights Act Fix Introduced in Congress

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 01/16/2014

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced common sense legislation that would repair and restore the VRA, protect the rights of voters across the country and to fix the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder.

League volunteers at a voter registration driveLWV Launches Youth Voter Registration Program in 15 States

By: Maggie Duncan
Posted: 01/14/2014

Our Youth Voter Registration Program kicked off in nearly 40 communities nationwide. League volunteers in 15 states will visit local high schools, community colleges and technical/vocational schools to help young people get registered and ready to vote in 2014.

Julie Lowenberg at a pro-choice rally, June 2013Forty-one years after Roe v. Wade: Protecting Abortion Access in Texas

By: Julie Lowenberg, former president of the League of Women Voters of Texas
Posted: 01/13/2014

To mark the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, the League of Women Voters of Texas guest blogged on the new abortion restrictions in their state.

This is a Game Changer – The EPA Needs to Hear From You

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 01/13/2014

We have 60 days to tell the EPA we support this effort to reduce the deadly effects that carbon pollution has on the health of our children and our environment. The EPA needs to hear from you—add your voice in favor of this historic regulation!

League Fights to Protect Voting Rights in OhioLeague Fights to Protect Voting Rights in Ohio

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 01/09/2014

Following similar voter suppression efforts in North Carolina, Wisconsin and elsewhere across the country, Ohio is among the latest states to take steps to restrict the right to vote.

How Voter ID Bills Disproportionately Impact Women – And What We’re Doing About ItHow Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Impact Women – And What We’re Doing About It

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 01/02/2014

Photo voter ID laws, which are increasingly being rolled out across the country, are particularly costly and burdensome for women.

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