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

Urge your State Senator to OPPOSE SB 9 when it arrives on the Senate floor for
debate. It is the Lt. Governor’s priority elections bill that will make it more difficult to vote
and continue fear-mongering about election safety.

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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

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 on March 8, 2019 and sent it to the Senate. Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate.

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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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The PA Department of State has mandated that all counties in PA replace older voting machines by 2020 with new machines with auditable paper records. The Danaher voting machines which Bucks County has used for the last 13 years are past due for replacement. But more importantly, they do not provide a paper record that can be used for recounts.

Action Alerts

Voters across the country voted for democracy reform up and down the ballot in 2018, sending the 116th Congress a clear message that the country is ready for bold, comprehensive democracy reforms.  
   
Event Date: 
Mar 19 2019 - 5:30pm
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Questions about past and future elections? if so, Michelle Baldwin, Registrar of Voters from Tulare County will be our featured speaker at our next meeting. This is a dinner meeting. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $17.

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Action Alerts

3/27/19 Update: HR1 passed the house. The League of Women Voters is urging members to contact their Senators today and tell them how important HR1 with its package of reforms is to the future of our democracy. Please 'Read more' for details on the bill and how you can easily contact your Senator.

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.

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