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 Blog Round-up

JANUARY 2016

League of Women Voters


Spotlight on:

Electing the President

Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Primaries

By: Stephanie Drahan
1/20/2016

Millions of voters will vote in the presidential primaries. The rules about the primaries, including when they are held and who can participate, vary widely by state. Here’s a quick look to help answer your questions about this pivotal part of our voting system.

Money in PoliticsReducing the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics

By: Jessica Jones
1/21/2016

President Obama called for “reduc[ing] the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections” during his final State of the Union speech. As we mark the sixth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, here are four solutions for fighting the influence of money in politics.

Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Primaries

By: Stephanie Drahan
1/20/2016

Millions of voters will vote in the presidential primaries. The rules about the primaries, including when they are held and who can participate, vary widely by state. Here’s a quick look to help answer your questions about this pivotal part of our voting system.

A Big Night for Improving Voting and Elections – State of the Union Wrap-Up

By: Stephanie Drahan
1/13/2016

President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, and discussed the need to invest in civic engagement and improve our voting and elections systems. Check out our Storify as the League and our supporters live-tweeted the speech!

We the PeopleOutlining the League’s Priority Federal Issues for 2016

By: Jessica Jones
1/12/2016

In addition to lobbying the 114th Congress in support of our priorities, the League is working on a number of important policy proposals put forth by the President and agencies of the federal government. We will also be participating in litigation that could have a major impact on laws and regulations.

US Supreme CourtFisher v. University of Texas Gets its Second Day at the U.S. Supreme Court

By: Betsy Lawson
1/11/2016

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the issue of racial equality in education in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The League joined an amicus brief concerning civil rights and equal access to education.

Protect my vote!2016 State Legislative Sessions Begin – Voting and Elections Issues Expected to be Hot Topics

By: Cynthia Sebian-Lander
1/08/2016

Leagues across the country can expect to have a busy 2016 legislative session, with the majority of state legislatures beginning their sessions in January. Voters' rights and election laws will be brought to the forefront once again in 2016, and with elections at every level of government, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of the State of the Union Speech

By: Stephanie Drahan
1/07/2016

On Tuesday, January 12 at 9 pm Eastern, President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union speech. Read on for our five tips for how to get the most out of the address.

Voting is your chance to chooseLeague Volunteers on Track to Register Voters in 200 Schools This Spring

By: Maggie Bush
1/06/2016

This year, League volunteers will be out in force in over 25 communities across 15 states as part of our Youth Voter Registration program, with the goal of holding voter registration events in more than 200 high schools and community/vocational schools.

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