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22
Sep

Voting Rights Act

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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People Powered Fair Maps
12
Sep

People Powered Fair Maps™

Leading with advocacy, public education, and organizing to create fair, transparent, people- powered processes and eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering in states during the 2021 redistricting process.  People Powered Fair Maps™ is the League’s national redistricting program focused on creating fair political maps in all 50 states and D.C. Since 2019, People Powered Fair Maps...
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09
Sep

The League Update: September 2021

Our Nation Last week we saw what feels like the time turning backward, but we must not be dismayed. The Supreme Court failed to intervene on Texas’s new abortion law criminalizing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. This infringement upon women and those who can become pregnant intersects with many of the issues we advocate...
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09
Sep

September 9, 2021 IRC Meeting

On September 9, 2021, Members of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission held a meeting. Author Nassau ILO View all posts
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08
Sep

Tell your Senators to Support the Equal Rights Amendment

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
01
Sep

What Will Be on Your Ballot This November?

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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30
Aug

Democracy Defense Fund

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
28
Aug

Voter Registration

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. Author Nassau ILO View all posts
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