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.

Photo of LBJ signing the voting rights act

Action Alerts

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.

Two league members at the national convention
Press Release

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton was represented by LWV board member and League delegate Liz Albert at the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) 53rd National Convention held June 28 – July 1 in Chicago, IL.

Gun Safety Debate Bay County League

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Tell Congress to Support Automatic Voter Registration

Action Alerts

Urge Congress to Support the Automatice Voter Registration Act!
Press Mention

In a case that could directly affect the ongoing fight over access to the polls, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether Ohio and 17 other states can remove tens of thousands of legally registered voters from eligible-voter databases in Ohio, a perennial political battleground that President Donald Trump won by eight points in 2016.

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