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League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

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Ninety-nine years ago this month, our organization was founded with a mission to help 20 million American women carry out their new responsibilities as eligible voters. And we are just getting started.

Take Action For the People

HR1—the For the People Act—has been "marked-up" in the House Committee on Administration and is set to go to the floor of U.S. House next week. This is a historic moment for our democracy. This sweeping democracy reform bill will make elections fairer and put power back in the hands of the American people. It will revamp our voting system, implement fair redistricting, and crack down on dark money in elections so that voters have a stronger voice at the ballot box.

But we cannot get this across the finish line without your help. Next week the House of Representatives will vote on the For the People Act. Now is the time to contact your Representative and tell them how important this package of reforms is to the future of our democracy

Combating Voter Suppression in Texas

Early this month, LWV of Texas joined Move Texas Civic Fund, Jolt Initiative, and NAACP in a lawsuit against the Texas Secretary of State’s office after false claims of widespread voter fraud were reported last month.

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley made unfounded accusations that tens of thousands of noncitizens were voting in recent Texas elections—but the data Whitley referenced was flawed and went back as far as two decades. And, this week, a federal judge found no widespread voter fraud and ordered the state not to remove any voter from the rolls. "It appears this is a solution looking for a problem," he wrote.

Restoring Fairness for North Carolina Voters

Last week, the North Carolina State Board of Elections unanimously voted to hold a new election for the 9th Congressional District

This decision comes after an investigation that centered around alleged suppression and tampering of absentee ballots in North Carolina’s 9th District Congressional race—the last undecided contest from the 2018 midterm election. 

Voters must have assurance that their votes are counted and their elections are fair. We celebrate this decision and the League of North Carolina will be working with impacted voters and election officials to ensure that future elections are protected from this kind of tampering.

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