Fighting Voter Suppression

Fighting Voter Suppression

We challenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote.

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News

The League of Women Voters of Vermont kicked off the Fall season with a successful Celebration of the 19th Amendment with a Happy Hour held in Montpelier at the end of August.

News

On September 11, members of the League spent a few hours fulfilling a key component of our mission – helping new citizens register to vote following the annual Naturalization Ceremony at the State House.

Juliette Holmes speaks to the Moth about Voting rights in her family history
Blog Post

A personal story about voting rights, a great audio listen.    Recorded by The Moth, previously broadcast on the Moth Radio Hour.

Voter Forum Handout
News

The Washington Post on August 19 called voter suppression "the civil rights issue of this era." How did this happen, and what can we do about it? 

Event Date: 
Sep 27 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

Denny's - First/Shaw

She will inform us on different voting topics in Fresno County. 

Action Alerts

Read more for a link to a detailed article about voter suppression efforts.

Action Alerts

Call to Action for upcoming House and Senate session, Thursday April 20. Read more for PDF. Note that we are again calling for a showing of opposition to SB3, the voter registration "get tough on certain potential voters" bill If you can get to the State House on Tuesday, April 18, by 10 am, please sign in as "opposed" to SB3.

Action Alerts

Critical time for several bills-- SB3 is the voter registration "get tough on certain potential voters" bill that generated over 3 hours of testimony with more than 200 people signing in Opposed at the Senate election law committee hearing on March 7. An amended bill (another 11 pages to completely replace the one discussed on 3/7, Amendment #2017-0978s) was voted Ought to Pass as Amended in executive session on March 21, along party lines. It will be voted on in the Senate March 30 and League opposes it. Therefore our Call to Action for SB3 is to call your own Senator in the next few days and encourage defeat of this voter suppression bill when the full Senate votes on March 30.

Action Alerts

Updated testimony on SB3, to be submitted to the House Election Law Committee on April 18.

Action Alerts

Below we list some League of Women Voters NH priority bills that the NH House and Senate will vote on this week (Wed & Thurs). If you feel strongly about these bills, now is the time to phone or email your senator or representative.

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