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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 MAY 2015

League of Women Voters






Spotlight on:

6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life





How Our Elections Can Work Better for Voters

By: Stephanie Drahan
05/04/2015

Watch our new video, which outlines five ways to improve our elections.

moneyHelp Stop Big Money

By: Kelly Ceballos
05/28/2015

It’s time to close this loophole that is letting too much big money into our elections. Stand up today and urge your Representatives to strengthen the coordination rules!

Rose SimmonsMeet the League: Rose Simmons

By: Stephanie Drahan
05/22/2015

I love hearing the stories from random people I meet who share stories about their mother or grandmother’s involvement with the League when they find out I work for this organization

Take our National Voter Registration Act quiz!Celebrating 22 Years of Improved Voter Registration

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
05/20/2015

Help us celebrate 22 years of improved voter registration – take our short quiz on the National Voter Registration Act.

Register to vote with the League of Women VotersReminiscing: 22 Years after the National Voter Registration Act

By: Betsy Lawson
05/18/2015

On May 20, 1993, I sat with current and former LWVUS presidents and lobbyists and watched President Bill Clinton as he signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) into law. The legislation, also known as Motor Voter, was the second bill that President Clinton signed after taking office and a significant victory for the League of Women Voters.

League volunteers registering new votersPublic Support for Online Voter Registration in Florida and Texas

By: Cynthia Sebian-Lander
05/14/2015

Over 26 states have, or will soon have, online voter registration. The proposed online voter registration bills in Florida and Texas would provide thousands of citizens the ability to easily register to take part in our democracy. UPDATE: On May 15, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed that state's online voter registration proposal into law.

Happy Mother's Day!Happy Mother's Day from the League

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
05/10/2015

This Mother’s Day image was shared by hundreds reflecting upon the important role that mothers play in fostering strong civic values within their children!

Shayna Howell with her familyConnecting the Dots for Our Mini- Americans

By: Shayna Howell
05/08/2015

We must teach our children that democracy is not a spectator sport. Advocacy and voting aren't additional chores for our lists, they're extensions of all the things we already care about.

Megan and her son, Oliver, votingTeaching My Son about Our Democracy

By: Megan Brown
05/08/2015

My mother helped foster my love for our democracy, and now it’s my turn. It’s up to me (and Oliver’s dad) to teach him about our government, our democracy and how he can ultimately play a role in the future of our country.

Amy Hjerstedt with her son (left) and other League volunteers ready to register new votersWhy This Mom Chooses the League

By: Amy Hjerstedt
05/07/2015

Mother's Day is the day to honor all of the moms who balance motherhood with being an active citizen, therefore ensuring our kids – and our communities – have the tools they need to be smart voters and active participants in our democracy.

Kelly and her daughter votingLessons Learned from Mom

By: Kelly McFarland Stratman
05/06/2015

“You can vote at 5 today, Mom,” said my 11-year old over her morning cereal earlier this week. I put down my coffee and gave her a smile that was filled with a mix of astonishment and pride.

Kelly and her daughter votingHow Our Elections Can Work Better for Voters

By: Stephanie Drahan
05/04/2015

Watch our new video, which outlines five ways to improve our elections.

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