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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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- Celebrating 22 Years of Improved Voter Registration May 20, 2015Tags: national voter registration act, #LWVat95Help us celebrate 22 years of improved voter registration – take our short quiz on the National Voter Registration Act. Protecting and Engaging Voters Registering VotersElisabeth MacNamara
- Reminiscing: 22 Years after the National Voter Registration Act May 18, 2015Tags: Motor Voter, national voter registration act, #LWVat95On May 20, 1993, I sat with current and former LWVUS presidents and lobbyists and watched President Bill Clinton as he signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) into law. The legislation, also known as Motor Voter, was the second bill that President Clinton signed after taking office and a s […]blawson
Fact of the Month – May, 2015
The 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibited any state from denying a citizen the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton campaigned against ratification because it still eliminated women from having the right to vote. The were considered radical and, therefore, split from the more conservative feminists. This divided the women's movement for a generation.