LWV US report on election reform progress Mar 1, 2019

H.R. 4: Voting Rights Advancement Act Introduced This Week!

LWV is proud to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), which would restore the VRA by updating the coverage formula to determine which states and localities must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice. The bill would essentially restore section 4 of the VRA, which was gutted in the Shelby County v. Holder decision. Read our statement    VRAA

RSVP for Redistricting Rally at SCOTUS!

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a group of cases challenging redistricting maps in North Carolina (LWVNC v. Rucho) and Maryland (Benisek v. Lamone). LWV will co-host a rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26. You are invited to join us and share this information with your networks so we can ensure LWV is well represented at this rally. Join our Facebook event page Facebook to keep abreast of event details and well as opportunities to rally with us and share in this historical moment!

League Urges Support for HR1 Companion in U.S. Senate

The League recently sent a memo  HR1 companion to the U.S. Senate urging members to support and co-sponsor a companion bill to HR1, the For the People Act. Complementary democracy reform proposals in both the House and Senate will show a unified approach in Congress and are an important step forward in repairing our broken political system and our destructive campaign finance system. The League supports legislation led by Senator Udall that mirrors provisions of this historic bill.

HR1 Moving to the Floor of the U.S. House

HR1 has been “marked-up” in the House Committee on Administration and is set to go to the floor of U.S. House next week. Now is the time to urge your Representative to vote for this historic legislation. This bill to fix our democracy deserves bipartisan support. Contact your Representative today contact rep HR1  via email or call the capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 to leave a message for your Representative.