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LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomon and others at a ERA rally in DC

The Senate Fails to Add Equal Rights to the Constitution


On April 27, the Senate failed to pass legislation addressing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

"It is shameful that despite the significant advances made in recent history, Americans continue to face discrimination on the basis of sex," stated LWV CEO Virginia Kase Solomón. "[W]e must not continue to be a nation that harmfully excludes and marginalizes women."

The ERA will return to the Senate at a future date, meaning you can still take action to support it.


LWV of Florida Files Lawsuit

Close-up of someone registering to vote in Florida

The League of Women Voters of Florida and the Florida State Conference of the NAACP filed suit against Florida's secretary of state around issues with the state's voter registration application.

They argue that the form's lack of information about voter eligibility requirements for people with past convictions puts thousands at risk of criminal prosecution.

Cecile M. Scoon, Esq., president of the LWV of Florida, stated, "It is imperative that Floridians with past felony convictions understand whether they are eligible to register to vote, particularly when the state is targeting those who misunderstand this with criminal prosecution."


TN Attempts to Silence Lawmakers


April opened with a vote by the Tennessee legislature to expel two general assembly members for peacefully protesting gun violence.

The expulsion of Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, both Black men, and not their colleague Rep. Gloria Johnson, a white woman, garnered accusations of racism.

Reps. Jones and Pearson have since been reinstated.


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April Election Snapshot

  • Monday, May 1: Connecticut
  • Tuesday, May 2: Colorado, Indiana, Montana, Ohio
  • Saturday, May 6: Texas
  • Tuesday, May 9: Arkansas, New Jersey
  • Tuesday, May 16: Idaho, Kentucky, Pennsylvania

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