President must protect voting rightsSubmitted by Elisabeth Wed Feb 23 2011 16:40:58 GMT-0500 (EST)
Late last week, major civil rights and voting rights organizations - including the League - called on President Obama to act quickly in appointing new commissioners to the Election Assistance Commission, which is charged with improving the administration of the nation’s elections.
We call on the President to step up to this challenge. These essential positions have been empty for an unacceptably long time. Failing to appoint commissioners … risks reducing the voting and civil rights of our citizens -- rights for which many have given their lives.