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A few highlights of our month.

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League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.


We started out this month celebrating the independence of our nation and continued through July with nationwide efforts to empower voters and defend our democracy. Here are a few big topics we'd like to share:

Early Voting WIN for Students in Florida

We know early voting makes democracy stronger and more representative. Now, Florida has the chance to make that happen by making early voting accessible to more than 800,000 university students.
Thanks to vocal students with the support of the League of Women Voters of Florida, this month a federal judge in the state agreed that Florida students should be able to vote on their campuses. We are so excited that voting will become more accessible for college students across the state.  

Census Comments Needed!

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the department to include a citizenship question on the U.S. Census. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country. This decision is bad for the Census, bad for our communities, and bad for America. 
Right now, the public has the ability to impact the debate on the inclusion of this type of question through public comments. Use our action page to tell the Department of Commerce that the American public wants an accurate and fair Census. Together, we can insure that the Census is conducted fairly and counts all persons living in our country.

Record-Breaking Voter Drives 

This year, League of Women Voters volunteers have hosted more than 600 voter registration drives in high schools and community colleges and registered more than 20,000 students to vote!
From now until Election Day, Leagues will help them carry out their responsibilities as new voters, explain what to expect at the polls, and provide information about elections through VOTE411.org.

We’re inspired by our volunteers and the energy of students who want to remain active and become our nation’s engaged leaders of tomorrow. Want to get involved? Find the League in your area and ask them about volunteer opportunities!

Chris Carson

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