Illinois Issues: ERA — Yesterday And Today
Illinois remains a battleground over women's rights.
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
— The proposed Equal Rights Amendment. It might sound simple. It’s not.
The Fight Against Voter Suppression Goes to the Courts
Even before the Commission’s first meeting, organizations filed legal challenges against its work on a variety of transparency, privacy, and administrative policy grounds. Some actions targeted the Commission’s request for voter file data, while others challenge its operations and membership more generally.
- New Lawsuit: Handing Over Voter Data Would Break Utah Law
- Brennan Ctr. and United to Protect Democracy Letter to OMB
(Paperwork Reduction Act)
- League of Women Voters of Ind. v. Connie Lawson
(Indiana state law)
- League of Women Voters of Tex. v. Rolando Pablos
(Texas state law)
- Brennan Ctr. Letter to States on Legal Risks of
Providing Voter File Data
(Various state laws)
Summer is Here and the Heat is On! **UPDATE**
Automatic Voter Registration SB1933 on Governor Rauner's Desk
This bill was passed unanimously in both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate. With SB1933 on the Governor's desk, a signing ceremony had been scheduled a few weeks ago. However, the signing ceremony was delayed because of staff changes in the Governor's office plus the recent flooding in Illinois and other issues of pressing business. As of July 24th, the signing ceremony has not been rescheduled. Governor Rauner has until August 28th to sign the bill or to exercise a veto. If he does neither, the bill becomes law without any action by the Governor.
Here are just a few of the issues we're working on!
Reject ‘Election Integrity’ Commission’s Voter Suppression Agenda!
League Joins Letter to Secretaries of State Regarding Pence-Kobach Commission Data Request!
League Joins Call to Restore Funding for Election Assistance Committee!
Continue Opposition of Senate Health Care Plan!
League Calls on Congress to Pass a Budget that Meets Basic Human Needs!
Remember! National Voter Registration Day is September 26th!
THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW.
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