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ATTENTION ALL LWVAL MEMBERS!
Register by May 9th!

LWVAL Council 2016
May 14, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of Montgomery
2810 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109


9:30 am - Coffee and check in
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meeting

Panel Discussions:
  • Voting Issues Panel
  • Establishing Media Contacts and Getting Media Coverage Panel

ALL LWVAL Members are invited to Council. You do not have to be a delegate to attend. You don't want to miss the panel discussions!
Register by May 9, 2016. Get all the Council information and register today!

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The Voter
Spring 2016 Issue

Published March 22, 2016
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NEWS UPDATE 2/23/16

Federal Judge rejects request for temporary restraining order.

A federal judge rejected the LWV's request for a temporary restraining order to immediately prevent this requirement. While we are disappointed by this decision, it was only the first step: protecting the rights of voters – all voters – can be a long process and the League is not going to stop now. The next hearing on this case will be on March 9. Read more.
NEWS UPDATE 2/23/16

League of Women Voters has backing of the DOJ

The Department of Justice backs @LWV, @LWVAL, @LWVGA, @LWVKansas in seeking temporary injunction. From the International Business Times, "Voting Rights 2016: DOJ Backs Injunction Against Citizenship Proof On Federal 'Motor Voter' Forms" http://buff.ly/1p2v2Iu
NEWS UPDATE 2/19/16

Hearing on temporary restraining order set

A hearing on the request for a temporary restraining order against the EAC is set for this Monday at 1:30 CST in the U.S. District Court for D.C.. Follow #LWVvEAC for updates.

NEWS UPDATE 2/12/16

Lawsuit challenges voter registration restriction


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"The League of Women Voters of the U.S. and its Alabama, Georgia and Kansas affiliates filed suit today in federal district court to stop the recent illegal action by the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that allows these states to restrict voter registration."
Read the
press release.

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Volunteers needed to assess polling place accessibility


Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is looking for volunteers to fill out a short, simple questionnaire when they go to vote on March 1 in the primary election. Will you help? Find out more.

This program is endorsed by the League of Women Voters of Alabama. All voting citizens are welcome as volunteers and do not have to be a member of the LWV.

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The Voter
Spring 2016 Issue

Published March 22, 2016
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*** 
Call to Action ***
Please ask your Alabama legislators to
support SB231 and HB268 to help
restore voting rights to many!

Please read the full
Call to Action and take immediate
action. Votes could be taken at any time.



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LWVAL 2016 Legislative Report
Reporting on the 2016 Regular Session
of the Alabama Legislature
Updated April 29, 2016

New bills and/or movement and/or indefinite postponement of bills followed by LWVAL were identified in the areas of

  • Voting access and processes
  • Governmental Transparency, including open meetings, access to information, etc.
  • Government Accountability, including Ethics in Government
  • Adequate Funding of essential programs in the General Fund
  • Election and Campaign Finance Laws
  • Education Policy and Funding
  • Health Care, including Medicaid
  • Tax Reform
  • Criminal Justice
  • Lottery
  • Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples
  • Other

Read the LWVAL Legislative Report, updated April 24, 2016, to see bill sponsors, bill summary, complete bill text, current status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. Action Alerts urging citizens to contact their legislators are posted in this report at times when their voice will be most effective.

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ALABAMA PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTIONS
WERE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

THANK YOU FOR VOTING IN THE
APRIL 12 PRIMARY ELECTIONS, ALABAMA!


See Election information
on our
Learn & Vote page.

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