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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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10 Ways the League of Women Voters Is Making Democracy Work in 2013

From fighting the flood of secret money in our elections to protecting against attacks on voting rights -- and so much more -- here are just 10 of the countless ways that the League of Women Voters has helped to strengthen our democracy in 2013.

2013 End of Year SlideshowMaking Democracy Work in 2013

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 12/23/2013

Check out our year-in-review slideshow for just some of the highlights of the incredible work done by our members across the country and here in Washington!

Lynn Wolbarst carrying one of 15 petition-packed boxes to the Secretary of State's officeMassachusetts Leagues Join Together to Advance Bottle Deposit Ballot Question

By: League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
Posted: 12/19/2013

A guest blog post by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts on their decade long effort to pass an updated bottle bill, including their current efforts to pass via ballot initiative.

Vote Here yard signWorking to Protect the Vote - Looking Towards Election Reforms in 2014

By: Tim O'Brien
Posted: 12/19/2013

In 2014, we hope to build upon our recent victories protecting the right to vote and focus on proactive election reforms, while also continuing to battle back against attacks on voting rights at the local, state and national levels.

UPDATE: Leagues Allowed to Intervene in Proof-of-Citizenship, Voter Registration Case

By: Stephanie Drahan
Posted: 12/18/2013

The League is able to participate fully in the case between the states of Kansas and Arizona and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on documentary proof-of-citizenship on voter registration forms.

Thank You!Our #GivingTuesday Successes - Thanks to You

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 12/12/2013

We did it! Thanks to supporters like you, our participation in last week’s nationwide day of giving - #GivingTuesday - was a huge success!

Protect My Vote! rally sign2013 - A Watershed Year for Voting Rights

By: Tim O'Brien
Posted: 12/12/2013

It is possible that when we look back at 2013, it will be seen as a watershed year - a year that America hit a turning point in the battle for voting rights and recognized that we must do what we can to expand access to the polls, instead of creating new barriers that make it more difficult to vote.

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe addresses the League of Women Voters of VirginiaAdvocates Pack Virginia State Capitol

By: Maggie Duncan
Posted: 12/05/2013

A record number of advocates joined forces in Richmond yesterday to attend the League of Women Voters of Virginia’s annual kick-off to the 2014 legislative session.

A packed room for the EPA listening session on carbon pollution regulations in Lenexa, KSThe Johnson County, Kansas, League Stands Up For Carbon Emission Standards

By: League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS
Posted: 12/05/2013

A guest blog post from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS on their testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

The IRS Takes a Stand Against Citizens United

By: Stephanie Drahan
Posted: 12/03/2013

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice of proposed rulemaking geared at curbing the abuse of 501(c)(4) non-profit organizations for partisan political activities. We see this proposal as a major step in the fight against secret money unleashed into our political system following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United.

Join the movement and support our work on #GivingTuesdayGive Back - #GivingTuesday

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 12/03/2013

No other organization has the League's knowledge, experience and capability to protect and expand the electorate and ensure America's elections are free, fair and accessible to every citizen. Take part in #GivingTuesday and show your support for the League by making a gift today.

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