April Recap: LWV Defending Voting Rights
This item is adapted from April email update from the US League of Women Voters.
The States Fight for Voting Rights
The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Kansas and various partners appealed a lawsuit challenging anti-voter laws passed in 2021. The laws include vote-disqualifying signature requirements and a delivery assistance ban that would disproportionately impact voters with disabilities or who live in rural areas or tribal land.
Meanwhile, the LWV of Arizona saw a victory as the state's Supreme Court dismissed a petition from the Arizona Republican Party that aimed to end all early voting. The LWV of Arizona had filed an amicus brief challenging the petition in March.
Challenging Unfair Electoral Maps
The Leagues of New York state and Florida both took action against unfair congressional maps.The LWV of Florida joined partners in filing a lawsuit against Florida's new map, citing both racial and partisan gerrymandering. Meanwhile, the LWV of New York state filed an amicus brief challenging the maps drawn by the Legislature after the state's Independent Redistricting Commission failed to submit a second set of maps as required by a 2014 amendment.
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