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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 June 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.

The Convergence of Immigration, Voting Rights and Commitment to Democracy

By: Cheryl Graeve (06/04/2013)

It struck me that the League doesn’t just ask others, like Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform or the Supreme Court to continue to protect voting rights, we foster civic life and democracy through the very way we operate.

League of Women Voters of Florida Political CartoonMedia Coverage Money Can't Buy... and Florida Never Wanted

By: Deirdre Mcnab (06/05/2013)

Deirdre Mcnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida writes about how the problems at the polls on Election Day 2012 resulted in the recent changes in Florida's election laws, including increased early voting.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

By: Renee Davidson (06/10/2013)

The League is proud today to join organizations and individuals across the country in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the landmark legislation that helps prevent wage discrimination by requiring equal pay for equal work for women.

Rep. John Lewis and the Fight for Voting Rights

By: Clara Roberts and Sam Pevear (06/10/2013)

Nearly five decades after the civil rights movement and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Congressman John Lewis continues to tirelessly fight to protect the right to vote.

New Report Examines Inaugural California Redistricting Commission

By: Maggie Duncan and Chris Carson (06/12/2013)

A new report released today, "When the People Draw the Lines," finds that the first California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) was very successful in making the line-drawing process more nonpartisan and democratic than in previous redistricting cycles.

Tomorrow’s Voters Already Making Their Mark

By: Maggie Duncan (06/12/2013)

Four young women from Austin, TX who are in Washington, DC to compete in the National History Day Competition visited our offices to discuss their impressive project that explores the origins and sustaining impact of the pivotal Voting Rights Act of 1965.

President Obama Should Do His Job

By: Lloyd Leonard (06/18/2013)

The President has the authority and the responsibility under existing law to control carbon pollution. However, despite positive statements, President Obama continues to drag his feet on controlling carbon emissions from power plants.

NOTE: Following the publication of this blog post, President Obama announced a plan to cut carbon pollution.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Voting Rights

By: Renee Davidson (06/19/2013)

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a victory for voters when it struck down an Arizona law requiring documentary proof of citizenship when citizens register to vote.

LWVWI: Fighting Forward – Protecting Your Vote

By: Andrea Kaminski (06/21/2013)

This guest blog post by Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin discusses recent changes to election laws and their continuing fight against voter ID in their state.

President Obama speaking on climate change, June 2013Thank You, President Obama!

By: Lloyd Leonard (06/28/2013)

After months of calling on the President to move forward with life-saving measures to protect our children, our nation and the world from the damaging effects of climate change, I was proud to stand by while he announced his plan to cut carbon pollution.

Voting Rights Act Rally in front of the Supreme Court, February 2013Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Widespread Voter Suppression

By: Renee Davidson (06/28/2013)

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling this week leaves the country vulnerable to the very forms of voter suppression Congress warned of in 2006.

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