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League of Women Voters

Dear Friend,


The headlines get worse every day.

Kochs Pledge Nearly $1 Billion for 2016 Election

    Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving

        ‘One Man, One Vote’ Becomes ‘One Billionaire, One Ballot’


That gives all of us who care about our democracy two choices.

Shrug our shoulders and quit.

Or fight even harder. And that’s exactly what the League of Women Voters is doing.

The only way to defeat the unprecedented flood of cash swamping our elections is an unprecedented commitment to citizen participation. And that begins with our youngest voters.

That’s why the League is launching a special Be Counted – Youth Vote 2016 campaign to help register new voters at high schools across the country. The program is a key part of the League's work to protect and expand democracy ahead of the 2016 election.

And that’s why I’m asking you to rush a generous gift to the League right away to help give us the resources we urgently need for our election work in 2016.

Our High School Voter Registration program has always focused on reaching and empowering young people who are least likely to register, including those from minority and low-income communities.

We’ve registered tens of thousands of young people from underrepresented communities since 2010.

Our Be Counted – Youth Vote 2016 campaign will build on that record by bringing registration programs to an additional 200 schools this academic year.

Will you help support our 2016 election work by rushing your most generous gift today?

For 95 years, the League of Women Voters has fought to protect voting rights and expand citizen participation in our democracy—and with you by our side, we’re not about to quit now.

Please get back to me right away—every dollar you can send helps us defend our democracy.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth MacNamara

Elisabeth MacNamara
President, League of Women Voter

P.S. Citizen participation is the only way to defeat the oligarchs who think their billions entitle them to buy our elections. Help us fight back by rushing your generous contribution immediately.