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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 MARCH 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.


100th anniversary of the DC suffrage march: Thanks to the brave suffragists who marched for women's right to vote!Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage March

By: Renee Davidson (3/01/2013)

On March 3, 1913, 5,000 suffragists from across the country gathered in Washington, DC, to demand the right to vote, helping pave the way for the 19th Amendment.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Pass Sensible Gun Laws

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (3/08/2013)

It’s time to stop the violence. Legislation with common sense solutions to gun violence will protect our children, our citizens and help restore our public confidence. Tell the Senate to move forward with common sense gun legislation.

2012 G8 BMENA Initiative's 9th Forum of the Future: NGO organizers from the League of Women Voters of the United States and the Association des Responsables de Formation et de Gestion Humaine dans les Entreprises pose with civil society and private sector participants at the conclusion of the 9th Forum for the Future.League of Women Voters Celebrates International Women’s Day

By: Renee Davidson (3/08/2013)

The League is pleased today to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), an annual occasion that honors the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

The Fight for the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): "It's Now Up to Us to See That It Gets Done"

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (3/11/2013)

EDITORIAL NOTE: This blog post was originally published on the Huffington Post.

League Celebrates Sunshine Week 2013

By: Kelly McFarland Stratman (3/14/2013)

When the League powered the vote for the 2012 Election, we reminded voters that ‘your vote is your voice.’ This week we honor Sunshine Week 2013, a nationwide effort to open up dialogue on the importance of transparency in government and freedom of information.

Our Voter Registration Work is Headed to the Supreme Court

By: Elisabeth MacNamara (3/18/2013)

A decision against the NVRA, which streamlined the many state laws that hindered citizen-led registration drives, would leave the mission of the League of Women Voters in jeopardy and make the voter registration process vulnerable to new forms of political manipulation.

Taking Voting Rights to Twitter! Why we must protect the #NVRA

By: Renee Davidson (3/19/2013)

The League partnered with fellow voting and civil rights partner/groups to host a tweetchat on the critical voting rights case, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, Inc., and the nation’s urgent need to protect the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993.

ACTION ALERT: Keep the Budget Clean

By: Lloyd Leonard (3/21/2013)

For the first time in 4 years the U.S. Senate is expected to pass a federal budget. Tell your Senators to keep the budget clean of bad environmental amendments that could destroy our climate and harm public health.

The League has Passed the Baton to the 2013 G8 BMENA Initiative Team

By: Zaida Arguedas (3/28/2013)

Through our trip to London, we have successfully passed the baton on this important project. The UK and Egyptian teams will soon be making the final decision about their nongovernmental partners.

Attacks on Voting Rights – a Midterm State Legislative Report

By: Tim O'Brien (3/28/2013)

Each state has focused some of their energy on voting rights and elections – 2230 bills relating to elections, both good and bad, have been introduced in state legislatures across the country since January.



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