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NEW Voter Registration Training Webinar and Overview of Available Resources Thanks to all who joined our voter registration training webinar this week! A recording of the webinar is now available, along with a list of our latest and greatest resources for helping you carry out effective voter registration drives this fall.
Urge Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act The VRA was passed 53 years ago. Unfortunately, the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder, overturned an essential provision of the VRA which has led to countless attacks on the voting rights of Americans. Join us as we tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.
NEW LWV Brand Standards Over the last six months, the national office has been working to produce a clearer and more streamlined Brand Standards document that will better reflect our nationwide brand in both digital and print. We are excited to share these new LWV Brand Standards and updated logo files for all to use. These will be the only official League of Women Voters logos available moving forward. All LWV materials created moving forward--both digital and printed--Leagues must adhere to this Brand Standards document.
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NEW Brand Standards Include NEW LWV Mission, Vision and Value Statements:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) TRAINING
The national office is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The follow up materials from the DEI training are now available on the League Management Site. Additionally, LWVUS has posted the definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.
For those looking for more resources and tools, LWVUS has also provided continued learning materials here.
New Materials have been added to the Census and Redistricting Action Kits ! The Redistricting Action Kit now contains a link to a new report from the Campaign Legal Center regarding Designing Independent Redistricting Commissions. The Census Action Kit contains a template for Leagues that would like to submit comments to the Department of Commerce regarding the inclusion of the citizenship question on the U.S. Census.
NEW Census and Redistricting Action Tool Kits are available on the League Management site! Click below.
Visit the updated Census Action Kit and see May and April sections, below;
Updated Redistricting Action Kit
Use these Kits for tools and resources--including templates, messaging guidance, and background materials--related to the League's work on redistricting and the Census. Additional materials are being added as they become available
Public comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the inclusion of a citizenship question were due by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday August 7, 2018. Read LWVUS comments here
See below for tools to use as an informed individual to write your congressperson or a letter to the editor.
April 4, 2018 From LWVUS President Chris Carson
In late March, the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross decided to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census.
This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.
Stand with the League against this attempt to undermine the purpose of the U.S. Census. Call on Congress to take action and correct this issue before it's too late.
The Census occurs once every ten years, so it is imperative to get the most accurate count. Every community relies on Census data -- from apportioning our national representatives to making decisions about public safety and neighborhood resources -- this information impacts every aspect of our lives. A fair and accurate count lets our leaders and businesses make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving. Including a citizenship question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy
The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States + not all citizens. For more than 200 years, the Census has collected information about the geographic distribution of our population so we can provide representation and invest in our communities equitably. Without a complete count of our nation's people, businesses will not have the tools to make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.
We will do everything in our power to correct this issue before it's too late.
For more information about the issue, including talking points, click here
Yours in the fight,
Chris Carson President, LWVUS
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