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Voices of the League

 Blog Round-up

 FebruarY 2014

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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On the League's 94th Anniversary, Continuing to Protect the Vote

On the League's 94th Anniversary, Continuing to Protect the Vote

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: February 11, 2014

Ninety-four years after the League was founded, we continue to fight to ensure that the voices of all voters are heard.

Help Us Celebrate Women’s History MonthHelp Us Celebrate Women’s History Month

By: Renee Davidson
Posted: 02/27/2014

How the League will be celebrating Women’s History Month, including honoring the great work women have done to strengthen our country and democracy.

Members of the League of Voters, Wheaton IL at the Iowa CaucusMy High School Experience with the League

By: Kelsey Greenagel
Posted: 02/26/2014

I am currently a college sophomore interning at the League of Women Voters’ national office in Washington, D.C. Many people in the office were surprised to learn that this is not my first time working with the League.

Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 02/20/2014

It's crucial that online voter registration systems are accessible to citizens who don't have a driver's license or non-driver's ID.

TAKE ACTION: Stop Dark Money and Protect the LeagueTAKE ACTION: Stop Dark Money and Protect the League

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 02/19/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed very significant changes in the regulations that govern what kind of political activity and how much of that activity an organization, like the League, can carry out. Join us in urging the IRS to keep pushing to stop the dark money and to make sure that Leagues can continue our truly nonpartisan voter service work.

Our Work Continues - 94 Years and Counting

By: Elisabeth MacNamara
Posted: 02/14/2014

Ninety-four years ago on February 14, 1920, pioneering suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to secure the right to vote for women.

2013 Shur Fellow TrainingNew Coaches, New Training, Same Great Mission

By: Shauneen Grout
Posted: 02/13/2014

LWVUS is gearing up to train the newest class of Ruth S. Shur Fellows, which will prepare the Fellows to go into the states and aid local Leagues in their pursuit of growing and strengthening the League and build our capacity to champion our issues.

Voter Registration materialsOne Classroom at a Time: Breaking Down Barriers to the Youth Vote

By: Maggie Duncan
Posted: 02/10/2014

I’ve been a proud League of Women Voters staffer and a local volunteer since 2006. In my work I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of inspiring League volunteers and seen large-scale voter empowerment efforts come to life.

New Founding Mothers - Women and Political Power

By: Nancy Tate
Posted: 02/05/2014

I attended a panel discussion with an intriguing name, New Founding Mothers: Women’s Changing Path to Political Power. The launching point was the fact that all of New Hampshire’s top political jobs (Governor and Congressional Delegation) are currently filled by women.

2014 Could be Watershed Year for Youth Voting Participation2014 Could be Watershed Year for Youth Voting Participation

By: Jeanette Senecal
Posted: 02/03/2014

The League and NAACP believe we must do better when it comes to youth voting participation, especially among the many young people who are least likely to vote, including minority and low income youth and those who do not have a traditional college education.

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