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League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters

Dear Friend,

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of one of the League’s greatest victories ever—the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), or the so-called “Motor Voter” law.

And I’m asking you to help us celebrate in the best way possible:

By making this landmark law even stronger.

Please, take a moment right now to sign our petition to President Obama calling on him to bring the Affordable Care Act into compliance with the NVRA.

Here’s the quick back story:

The NVRA requires that voter registration be made available whenever citizens interact with a wide variety of government programs—including federal-run health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Most state-run exchanges are complying with the law, but, inexplicably, Americans applying for health insurance in the more than 30 states that use federal-run exchanges are NOT given an opportunity to register.

By some estimates, this failure has already cost 1.7 million lost voter registrations.

And that’s something our democracy cannot afford … especially when voters’ rights are already under pressure from onerous new laws making it tougher to register and vote in some states.

Tell President Obama it’s time to act—sign our petition today.

It takes less than 60 seconds … and it’s the perfect way to celebrate one of the League’s great victories.

As always, thank you for your commitment to our shared mission!

Sincerely, 

Jeanette Senecal
Senior Director, Elections and e-Democracy