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The League of Women Voters is elated to celebrate our 93rd anniversary. Since our founding in 1920, the League has worked tirelessly to protect and uphold the constitutional right to vote, a right that composes the very foundation of our democracy.

However, while we celebrate our successes, we are concerned by stark challenges to our democracy. In the upcoming Supreme Court case Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 will be reviewed. The VRA is landmark legislation that ensures every American citizen, regardless of race, has an equal right to vote. Should the Court rule against the VRA, which prevents states from passing discriminatory voting rules, the right to vote for millions of Americans would be at risk.

The League has been committed to protecting voter rights since 1920, and we’re not stopping now. The upcoming Supreme Court review of the Voting Rights Act shows that even 93 years after our founding, the League’s work is needed more than ever.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is one of nearly 800 Leagues in all 50 states that works to protect voters’ rights. Since 1920, the League has worked to educate and inform voters.

Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about the League, visit www.lwvjeffco.org. Information about upcoming meetings and events is at this same website. Or call 303-238-0032 for more information.

Lynne Ellison

Public Relations

League of Women Voters of Jefferson County

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