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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 July 2013

League of Women Voters

On our blog, Voices of the League, we cover a variety of topics ranging from our work at all levels of the League, including emphasizing work accomplished in local communities across the country on our priority issues, marking important national developments, highlighting the work being done to grow and strengthen the League, and so much more. We hope you’ll take the time to see what we’ve been up to each month through this roundup. Thanks for making democracy work.

My View as a White Woman on the Courthouse StepsScott Gray, Minneapolis Urban League & Stacy Doepner-Hove, LWV MN

By: Stacy Doepner-Hove
07/03/2013

In this guest blog post, Stacy Doepner-Hove, president of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota shares her personal commitment to protecting voting rights.

Celebrate Independence Day by Making Democracy Work

By: Jeanette Senecal
07/03/2013

This Independence Day help us make our democracy work – encourage your fellow citizens to visit VOTE411.org and register to vote!

Take Action: Immigration Debate Heads to the U.S. House

By: Betsy Lawson
07/11/2013

Tell your Representative to address the crucial issue of immigration reform. Urge support for comprehensive reform that allows immigrants to fully contribute to American society by providing them with a clear pathway to citizenship.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, organizer of the Seneca Falls Convention165 Years Since Seneca Falls: Continuing to Organize for Equality

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
07/17/2013

One-hundred sixty-five years ago this week in 1848, 300 women and men met in Seneca Falls, New York, to plant the seed for the women's suffrage movement.

LWVUS Elections Manager & Interns at Generation Progress National SummitHundreds of Young Activists Making Progress Together

By: Clara Roberts and Sophie Tarazi
07/19/2013

“When you’re talking about changing the world, you don’t need permission and no one will tell you how to do it.” That was the message of the Make Progress national summit, hosted by Generation Progress and held just blocks from The White House.

Voting Rights Act rally in front of the Supreme Court, Feb. 2013Taking the First Step Toward Repairing the Voting Rights Act

By: Stephanie Drahan
07/19/2013

This week, Congress got to work holding hearings in both chambers and beginning to discuss possible solutions and the path forward. Both branches of the legislature showed that the Voting Rights Act could continue to be an integral part in preventing voter discrimination.

ACTION ALERT: Support Carbon Pollution Regulations

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
07/22/2013

The Obama Administration has promised to issue regulations controlling carbon pollution from new and existing power plants within the next two years. With support from grassroots activists like you, those regulations can become a reality.

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