Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law 56 years ago. Since its passage in 1965, the Lawyers’ Committee has used the VRA as a basis to challenge discriminatory voting practices like racial gerrymandering, strict voter ID laws, voter purges, and other attempts to prevent Black voters...
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This country has waited too long for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to become part of the U.S. Constitution. Over 100 years later (some) women gained the right to vote, women and nonbinary people are still not guaranteed equality under the law. The League has been committed to the ratification of the ERA since it...
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2021 Voters Guide Part II
We all know that there will be candidates for various offices on our ballots in November – but candidates for which offices? Since this year is a year for electing local officials, the ballot will contain the names of candidates for Nassau County Executive, District Attorney, Comptroller and Clerk, as well as for the candidates...
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protecting the future of voting
The Democracy Defense Fund is designed to protecting voting rights and advance a more equitable democracy through advocacy and voter protection efforts. Our efforts to register, educate, and mobilize voters in the New American Majority must be accompanied by work to protect their voting rights and expand their access through persistent advocacy for a more equitable...
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Grace Felicetti and Ginny Carew at Voter Registration Drive
LWV East Nassau members Grace Felicetti and Ginny Carew spent a beautiful day at Cow Meadow Park helping people register to VOTE! Although you missed them, you can go to Vote411.org to register. For more information on how your voting rights in New York State, click here.
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The Students Inside Albany (SIA) conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibilities in our representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting those responsibilities. The conference will bring together high school students from across the state to...
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Dear Leaguers, As we begin our new League year in these uncertain times, we will be working hard to continue to conduct our voter registration drives and to educate voters on the five constitutional amendments which will be on the ballot in November. We are forming a group of speakers who will make presentations to...
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The League of Women Voters is proud to host our annual Congressional Reception. Since the 19th amendment passed in 1920, various civil rights strides have been made to expand the right to vote and increase access to the ballot box. This event is aimed at reflecting upon these achievements and envisioning a future where we...
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Note from Our President
As I sit at my home workspace, I can’t believe it’s May. The last few weeks in quarantine have moved both glacially and at warp speed—all at the same time. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.  Some of my friends and family have gotten sick, but none have been...
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