LWV CEO Testifies on Voting Rights

Last week LWV CEO, Virginia Kase, testified before the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration as part of the hearing entitled "Voting Rights and Election Administration in America". You can also read her testimony online. As a reminder, the House Judiciary and House Administration committees have been hosting a series of hearings this fall to build the congressional record in advance of the hopeful passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4). A full listing of future and past field hearings is available on the League Management Site.

Let the Women Vote

In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, the Speakers Bureau of the Greater Dayton League of Women Voters is offering a program entitled Let the Women Vote: The Long Quest for Suffrage.

This program is available for groups, clubs and organizations throughout Montgomery and Greene County and covers the suffragist movement from Seneca Falls, New York to Dayton, Ohio. Presentation is free to the public. To schedule a program contact the League at 937-228-4041 or league@lwvdayton.org.

The Census counts. So do you.

This month, the Supreme Court heard cases challenging the Commerce Secretary’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This question has been controversial and is expected to have a chilling impact on Census participation, particularly in hard-to-count communities. April 1, 2020, marks the kickoff of the 2020 Census. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.

By the Census Bureau’s own analysis, the citizenship question would stop around 6.5 million people from participating. Three federal judges have already agreed that the decision to add it was unlawful. Now, we hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will come to the same conclusion. Let’s show the power of our communities and fight for representation and the resources we need. Help us make sure everyone is counted next year, without exception, and that our voices are heard. Sign the #CountMeIn pledge.