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 Blog Round-up

AUGUST 2015

League of Women Voters


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6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

The Fight for Equality and Voting Rights Continues:
95 Years after the 19th Amendment

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/18/2015

Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.

How Are You Celebrating National Voter Registration Day?

By: Maggie Bush
08/28/2015

More than 225 League of Women Voters affiliates around the country will help register voters as part of this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22. With presidential primaries just around the corner, the timing has never been better for all of us to ask our networks if their voter registration is up-to-date.


Jessica JonesMeet the League: Jessica Jones

By: Stephanie Drahan
08/28/2015

I believe that everyone deserves equal access to vote. The work that the League has done for the last 95 years and continues to do to bring access to citizens in underserved communities is important for the strength of our democracy.


Celebrate Women's Equality Day with our Fun Quiz

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/26/2015

Test your knowledge of the 19th Amendment and learn more about the fight for women's suffrage in the U.S. with our interactive quiz!


Nancy Tate15 Years of Making Democracy Work

By: Nancy Tate
08/24/2015

I will be stepping down in a few weeks after 15 years as the League’s executive director. I am confident that the League will continue its work to make American democracy as good as the ideals on which the country was founded.


Protecting Voting Rights Since 192095 Years after the 19th Amendment - The Fight for Equality and Voting Rights Continue

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/21/2015

Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.


Early suffragists95 Years Ago: A Final Step Towards the 19th Amendment and Women’s Right to Vote

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/18/2015

Ninety-five years ago, a single vote in the Tennessee legislature guaranteed that the 19th Amendment, securing women the right to vote would, at last, become law.


California League Helps Restore Voting Rights to 60,000 Formerly Incarcerated People

By: Helen Hutchison
08/17/2015

The League of Women Voters of California is celebrating a historic voting rights victory: the right to vote is being restored to nearly 60,000 people who had previously been incarcerated.


Meet the League: Catherine Collins

By: Stephanie Drahan
08/14/2015

I enjoy seeing the historical moments the League has been involved in captured in the memorabilia on our office walls.


Oklahoma Voter Registration FormLeague of Women Voters of Oklahoma Helps Bring State into Compliance with the National Voter Registration Act

By: Sheila Swearingen
08/13/2015

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma recently helped secure a big victory for voters in their state by reaching an agreement with the State Election Board and state agencies ensuring compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.


Anne GleichLearning from Candidate Debates

By: Anne Gleich
08/10/2015

Last week, the first debate for the 2016 presidential election took place. Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of watching future debates.


50 Years After the Voting Rights Act Became Law, It Needs to be Restored

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/06/2015

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law, calling the day ''a triumph for freedom." The VRA was an historic achievement that changed America.


Finalized Clean Power Plan Outlines Key Ways to Stop Climate Change

By: Jessica Jones
08/05/2015

The Clean Power Plan is the biggest and most ambitious action the U.S. has ever taken to tackle climate change. Read on for just a few key parts of the plan.


Tell Congress to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by Restoring Its Key Protections

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/04/2015

Congress currently has before it various proposals to restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) that the Supreme Court stripped away, but Congressional leaders have ignored public calls to restore the VRA.


Climate Action Plan is finalBREAKING NEWS: EPA Announces Final Carbon Regulation

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
08/03/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its Clean Power Plan—the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Sign our thank you card to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and President Obama for finalizing this historic regulation!

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