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Voter Discrimination

6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

This year, the League of Women Voters celebrates our 95th anniversary. The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920 -...

How the League Was Busy Making Democracy Work in 2014

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

We're excited to celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2015 building on our accomplishments from 2014 -- and setting ambitious goals for the coming year.

How the League of Women Voters Is Fighting to Protect Our Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

Big money is winning, and voters are losing. And the League won't let voters go down without a fight.

Why We Must Revitalize the Voting Rights Act Upon Its 49th Anniversary

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

A cornerstone of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act ensures that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote. That is until last June, when the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key part of the act, leading to a full-frontal attack on the voting rights of all Americans.

One Year After Shelby Decision, the Fight Continues to Protect Equal Access to the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The problem isn't complicated. Access to the vote is not about politics; it's about justice and equality.

On the League's 94th Anniversary, Continuing to Protect the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Today's barriers to the ballot might look different than they did when the League was founded 94 years ago, but they remain threats to our democracy all the same.

On the 48th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The stakes are high: Until Congress repairs the Voting Rights Act, voters will likely face a variety of voting suppression attacks within their state, local and county jurisdictions as new election laws are passed.

'Freeze! Drop Your Ballot!' -- The Potential Chilling Effect of Unregulated State Laws on Voter Rights

Jasmine Rand | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

The responsibility to ensure voter protection should not depend on attorneys willing to challenge discriminatory laws; the federal government must ensure equal justice in access to the polls.

Divide and Conquer -- Remix

Cheryl B. Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl B. Anderson

Our nation's foundational creed that "all men are created equal" has not always been reflected in our actions. Those actions have tended to marginalize those who are not white, not male, and not heterosexual.