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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 October 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.

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#GivingTuesday - Save the Date: December 3, 2013

Support the League’s Work and our Successes: Join us for #GivingTuesday!

The League is participating in #GivingTuesday, an annual campaign created to promote a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season.


Why It's Vital to Vote This Election Day!Why It's Vital to Vote This Election Day!

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 10/30/2013

Although it's not a presidential election year, voting and participating in our democracy remains as crucial as ever. With Election Day just days away, now is the time for all eligible voters to familiarize ourselves with the issues and candidates on our ballots.

Carbon Pollution: Trick or Treat?

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 10/30/2013

President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have proposed a first-ever federal carbon pollution standard for every new power plant built. Tell the EPA you support this regulation to control carbon pollution and fight global warming.

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), a case many have dubbed 'the next Citizens United.' The $3 Million Question

By: Lloyd Leonard
Posted: 10/30/2013

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), a case many have dubbed "the next Citizens United." Why is this case so important? Money, big money.

LWV Cuyahoga Area Volunteers Registering Cleveland HS StudentsIn the Off-Year Elections “Cuyahoga Cauldron” Still Boils

By: Stephanie Drahan
Posted: 10/29/2013

The co-presidents of LWV Cuyahoga Area (OH) guest blog about their voter service work and their high school registration project in particular.

#GivingTuesday Snapshot: The League’s Work to Prevent Climate Change

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 10/29/2013

The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources, prevent climate change and protect our public health.

Don’t Know Your State’s Voting Rules? VOTE411.org Has the Answers!

By: Jeanette Senecal
Posted: 10/25/2013

This election season, many states have implemented new voter laws, and there’s been some confusion over new requirements. Wherever you live, if you’re unsure of what you need to hit the polls, visit VOTE411.org!

League of Women Voters tackles carbon pollutionLeagues to Participate in Environmental Protection Agency Listening Session

By: Jessica Jones
Posted: 10/21/2013

Beginning next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold 11 listening sessions across the country to get community input on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TNProtecting Voting Rights in Memphis

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 10/17/2013

Protecting voting rights is vital wherever we are in the country, but there are certain iconic places, where discussing voting rights takes on particular significance. Memphis, Tennessee is one of those places.

Help Voters Get Ready for Election Day With VOTE411Help Voters Get Ready for Election Day

By: Jeanette Senecal
Posted: 10/17/2013

Election Day is less than a month away in most states! Now is the time to learn about early voting options in your state or request an absentee ballot if you or your loved ones won’t be able to vote in person.

Please Note: It may be too late to request an absentee ballot for Election Day, November 5.

Tying Voting Rights to Women's Rights at Feminist Majority Summit

By: Stephanie Drahan
Posted: 10/09/2013

Yesterday, staff from the League of Women Voters attended the Feminist Majority Foundation’s annual Summit. The event featured sessions on voting rights, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and honored trailblazers for women’s rights.

Leagues Take the Lead on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)Leagues Take the Lead on the Affordable Care Act

By: Betsy Lawson
Posted: 10/03/2013

State and local Leagues throughout the country have been working with government agencies, health care providers and advocates to get the word out to the American people on the Affordable Care Act and its pivotal impact on their lives.

Government Shutdown and  Federal EmployeesGovernment Shutdown: The Role of Congress and Honoring Federal Employees

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 10/02/2013

The shutdown of the federal government means important business isn’t getting done and Congress is failing in one of its primary tasks – to work together to create a better America.

DOJ Sues to Halt North Carolina Voter Suppression LawDOJ Sues to Halt North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 10/02/2013

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against North Carolina’s new voter suppression law. North Carolina's law is just one of an onslaught of attacks on voting rights taking place across states following the Supreme Court’s decision against the VRA this summer.

Voter Registration Deadlines Are Happening – Don’t Miss Yours!Voter Registration Deadlines Are Happening – Don’t Miss Yours!

By: Jeanette Senecal
Posted: 10/01/2013

Many states have important elections this year, and voter registration deadlines take place in many states as early as next week! Here's how you can help make sure that the people in your life are registered and ready to vote in November.

Please Note: It may be too late to register to vote to participate on Election Day, November 5.

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