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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 JULY 2015

League of Women Voters


Spotlight on:

6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

Challenge to the Country’s Most Restrictive Voting Law Heads to Court

By: Tim O'Brien
07/15/2015

Arguments began on a lawsuit that will determine if the North Carolina legislature discriminated in passing the country's most restrictive voting law, and if the changes to voter registration and early voting violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

young people registering to voteMeet the League: Betsy Lawson

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/31/2015

League members don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. When a problem arises, League members join with others to focus on the challenge and try to solve it.

young people registering to voteNew Research: Issues, Common-Sense Voting Options Key to Youth Turnout

By: Maggie Bush
07/28/2015

Our smart friends at CIRCLE have crunched the latest U.S. Census election data related to young people and political participation. While the news isn’t great, CIRCLE’s report does underline several can’t-miss lessons for those of us who are gearing up to engage millions of potential voters before Election Day 2016.

President Johnson signing Medicaid & Medicare into lawMedicaid and Medicare Turn 50

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/28/2015

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments into law thereby creating two of our most influential federal programs - Medicaid and Medicare.

Elizabeth AhrensFinding the Elections Information I Craved

By: Elizabeth Ahrens
07/22/2015

Finding unbiased and accurate information about politics and elections helps protect voters and create more democratic elections.

Cynthia Sebian-LanderMeet the League: Cynthia Sebian-Lander

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/17/2015

Growing up, one of my biggest influencers was my Grandma Kay who was a member of her local League. Working for the League means honoring her life and continuing to do the great work she did for decades.

The Declaration of SentimentsFrom Seneca Falls to Winston-Salem, the Fight for Voting Rights Continues

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/16/2015

We honor those who gathered at the Seneca Falls Convention to end barriers denying women equality and the right to vote. Ninety-five years after our founding, League members continue their work by Making Democracy Work®.

Members of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina rally to protect voting rightsChallenge to the Country’s Most Restrictive Voting Law Heads to Court

By: Tim O'Brien
07/15/2015

Arguments began on a lawsuit that will determine if the North Carolina legislature discriminated in passing the country's most restrictive voting law, and if the changes to voter registration and early voting violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Nancy Tate (left) with LWVUS president Elisabeth MacNamara at the Lincoln MemorialMeet the League: Nancy Tate

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/03/2015

League members are unbelievably tenacious - and hopeful - about making our country as strong as it can be.

Celebrate the 4th of July by Making Democracy Work®

By: Jeanette Senecal
07/03/2015

Independence Day marks the birth of our nation and the signing of the Declaration of Independence that outlined the key tenets that our Constitution would be based on. In addition to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our founding fathers also envisioned people having the power of our democracy in their hands.

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