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The League of Women Voters response to the Illinois state court ruling that former President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under the US Constitution.
WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States issued the following statement in response to the reintroduction of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate:
GULFPORT, Miss. — Voting and disability rights advocates are asking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Mississippi Republican Party and Republican National Committee that seeks to overturn a Mississippi law that allows for people voting absentee to mail ballots up until Election Day, and to have those ballots counted if they’re postmarked by Election Day and received within five business days after.
The League of Women Voters of Missouri issued a joint statement with the League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties in response to the mass shooting at the celebratory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory.
WASHINGTON — Today the League of Women Voters of the United States announced the departure of our CEO, Virginia Kase Solomón. Virginia played a critical role in guiding the 103-year-old organization through a period of rapid transformation and growth. Her tenure focused on building people-power by engaging in advocacy, expanding litigation, and organizing efforts to ensure voting rights for all.  

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This opinion was originally published in Up North News.

And while we’ve come a long way since February 14, 1920, we are still far from finished in this fight for true and expansive voting rights. For over a century and counting, the League of Women Voters has been working toward stronger democracy where all Wisconsinites are able and empowered to exercise their right to vote. 

This story was originally published in The Vineyard Gazette.

On August 18, 1920, The United States Congress ratified the 19th Amendment, and upwards of 20 million women gained the right to vote.

But it was six months before that monumental act when a group of forward-thinking former suffragettes came together to form the League of Women Voters, with the goal of helping to prepare millions of women to wield their nascent political power.

MADISON, Wisc. — Today, The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Law Forward, Fair Elections Center and Stafford Rosenbaum LLP issued the following statement after the Wisconsin Court of Appeals rejected the Wisconsin state legislature’s motion to block legal protections for absentee voters secured in the ongoing lawsuit League of Women Voters of Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin Elections Commission:

This story was originally published by The Auburn Plainsman

The League of Women Voters and library volunteers held voter registration informational sessions on Feb. 6 in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. During the sessions, students learned about registering to vote and obtaining an absentee ballot. Students also had the opportunity to check their voter status.

This story was originally published by Click Orlando

Tiffany Hughes is President of the League of Women Voters of Orange County. She and her organization have been working now to get voting results, including reaching people where they are.

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