Judy Myrick and Frankie Knibb

League of Women has history of making democracy work

Ninety-four years ago, on Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt with the goal of securing the right to vote for women.

After decades of debate and protest, the 19th Amendment became law in 1920. We are excited to mark nearly 100 years of the League and, with it, women's suffrage.

But our work continues. The right to vote remains under attack, and the League remains a defender of our democracy, fighting to ensure that all Americans can cast a ballot.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that gutted key components of the monumental Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965. The Court's recent decision erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that had been effective for more than 40 years and opened the floodgates for a wave of attacks on voters.

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Stand up for voting rights

Voting is at the heart of the democratic process. The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 was a turning point in the work of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America. Several states have rushed to implement racially discriminatory anti-voter laws, including several states where the...

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