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VRAA OpEd by League of Women Voters of Alaska

League of Women Voters of Alaska February 13, 2020 Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters is in the process of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment that gave the right to vote to all citizens of the United States regardless of sex. The Amendment passed Congress [...]

By |2020-07-13T17:56:46-09:00July 13th, 2020|Alaska, VRAA|0 Comments

Senator Murkowski’s VRAA Press Release

02.12.20 Murkowski Supports Legislation to Restore Voting Rights Act U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski announced she is co-sponsoring S. 561, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, as the lead Republican on the bill. Sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the legislation improves certain provisions of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, which were determined to [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:48:57-09:00July 10th, 2020|Alaska, VRAA|0 Comments

The ERA – History

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ERA) Some History: The first version of the Equal Rights Amendment was submitted to Congress in 1923, three years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The current ERA was passed in Congress in 1972, followed swiftly by 35 state ratifications for the ERA. [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:45:29-09:00July 10th, 2020|Alaska, ERA|0 Comments

ERA Coalition Information

ERA COALITION 1875 K Street,FL 4, Washington, DC 20006 History of the Equal Rights Amendment Alice Paul drafted and introduced the first Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1923, at a conference to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. She was a Republican and one of the founders of the National Woman’s Party, [...]

By |2020-07-10T08:05:16-09:00July 9th, 2020|Alaska, ERA|Comments Off on ERA Coalition Information

LWVUS Equal Rights Amendment Info

League of Women Voters of the United States: The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) HISTORY and PROCESS LWVUS has supported and pushed for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment since it was first passed by Congress in 1972. Leagues across the country have worked to engage lawmakers and organize at the grassroots level to ensure equal [...]

By |2020-07-10T08:05:45-09:00July 9th, 2020|Alaska, ERA|0 Comments

VRAA History

Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)Some History: In 1965 Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which protected a citizen’s right to vote. If certain states attempted to suppress the vote of certain groups or made voting difficult through general incompetence of those overseeing the voting process, such a state would fall under a preclearance process for [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:51:44-09:00July 9th, 2020|Alaska, VRAA|0 Comments

How will the VRAA work?

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 responds to current conditions in voting today by restoring the full protections of the original, bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was last reauthorized by Congress in 2006, but gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. • Following the Shelby County decision four years ago, several [...]

By |2020-07-10T15:23:17-09:00July 9th, 2020|Alaska, VRAA|0 Comments

Equal Rights Amendment Op Ed (ADN)

Written by Bridget Smith of Juneau for the LWVAKPublished in the Anchorage Daily News--July 5, 2020The League of Women Voters Urges that the Equal Rights Amendment Become the 28th Amendment to the ConstitutionSection 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State [...]

By |2020-07-10T08:07:27-09:00July 8th, 2020|Alaska, ERA|0 Comments
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