President Kathy Chiron’s report to the League of Women Voters National Capital Area at the President’s Lunch on October 5, 2018.
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the unsubstantiated claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election.
“Voting is the foundation stone for political action.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year, and for several years, there has been a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate.
Op Ed by Melinda Hamilton, President, League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area
Even as our hard work may seem like slow going, across the arc of our country’s history, we’ve sailed past so many milestones.
An update on the Advisory Statehood Referendum on DC Statehood.
Still don't know what's on the ballot? Take a look at the LWVDC Voter Guide for the November 8 General Elections.
"Now is the time to make our voices heard, to awaken the activist inside each of us, and the most powerful way to do that is to vote."
Our aim in this letter is to urge you to keep one thing front and center: America’s voters.
Voters Win Major Civil Rights Challenge
“With just weeks to go before a critical presidential election, we are grateful to the court of appeals for stopping this thinly veiled discrimination in its tracks,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States.
Women’s Equality Day marks the historic fight for suffrage and the birth of our own organization. We look back at the historic fight for suffrage while celebrating the power of the women’s vote and the breaking of glass ceilings in political races across the country; and looking toward the future battles yet to be fought.
The League sent comments to the Census Bureau regarding the decision to continue using the “usual residence” rule. The rule counts incarcerated citizens at their prison addresses rather than their home addresses.
League of Women Voters poised to reach 1 in 5 in the U.S. with voter information in 2016
August 6 marks the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Here at LWVUS, we are taking the day to celebrate our recent voting rights victories and recommit to our important work on voting rights around the country at all levels of government.
"Politicians have no business standing in the way of our right to vote."