Voting Rights Laws

Voting Rights Laws

We are at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country. We actively oppose discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fight against attacks voter registration process and hold lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. We work year-round to combat voter suppression through advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action and public education.

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Action Alerts

New legislation from Congress, HR 1, the For the People Act, will modernize our election system, reform redistricting, and restore the Voting Rights Act.
  

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Action Alerts

On Friday, January 4, HR1 was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill comprises a bold, transformative set of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people.

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Action Alerts

Our Texas election system cannot assure us of accurate and secure registered voter rolls. Modern systems exist in other states that are more accurate, safe and secure – and cost much less!

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Action Alerts

Action Alerts

Voter Suppression 

January 23, 2019
LWV Kent honored at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

Thank you to the Portage County NAACP for honoring the League of Women Voters of Kent with its Social Justice Award at this past weekend’s Freedom Fund Dinner. The League of Women Voters of Kent was recognized for its tireless work to collect signatures and educate voters in 2017 about Issue 1 which passed and will provide a fair redistricting process for Ohio’s Congressional districts. Issue 1 passed with 75% of the vote.

Danger! Women's Suffrage Would Double the Irresponsible Vote.
Blog Post

In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date commemorates the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

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People really should vote
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News

The 53rd National LWVUS convention took place in Chicago in June.

Amendments
Event Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Gulf Coast State College

What do all these amendments mean? Why are different issues bundled together in one amendment? If you have these questions and more about the amendments, please come to the League of Women Voters Forum on all of Amendments.

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