League Of Women Voters News
'Women on 20s' to Ask President Obama to Put One of These 4 Women on $20 Bill
A woman could soon be the new face of the U.S. $20 bill. The nonprofit campaign " Women on 20s " allowed voters to choose three of 15 women candidates for the $20 bill, and now it's down to the "Final Four," and you can vote for the ultimate winner. The candidates are Eleanor Roosevelt , Harriet
Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront
Whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars. We shall all be alike -- brothers of one father and one mother, with one sky above us, and one country around us. -- Joseph, Nez Perce chief, during a visit to Washington, D.C., in 1879 We'll never
Does Women's Equality Day Really Mean Anything?
Today is Women’s Equality Day. Established in the 1970s, the day is meant to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote. It’s generated opinion pieces in national media outlets like the Huffington Post and local papers like the
Doors Shut Then Reopened for Voters at Florida Polls
President Barack Obama told a crowd of 23,000 supporters in Broward County, Florida on Sunday that he didn't want them to "boo" Republican challenger Mitt Romney; he just wants them to vote. But some early voters in the battleground state have had a difficult time casting their ballots. And as
South Florida Voters Waiting 4 Hours to Vote Early
Voters in some parts of Florida are waiting as long as four hours to cast their ballots before early voting ends Saturday night. The Miami-Dade County Election Department was reporting early voting wait times in excess of one hour at all 20 of its polling...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, and Carrie Halperin PRESIDENT OBAMA / CHRIS CHRISTIE: The...
Advocacy Organization Registers 90,000 Latino Voters
The nation's largest Latino advocacy group has registered more than 90,000 Latino voters over the past seven months. The National Council of La Raza's "Mobilize to Vote" campaign since March registered more than 54,000 new voters in Florida alone, the biggest swing state in terms of electoral
KKK Group Applies to Adopt Georgia Highway
The Ku Klux Klan has applied to adopt a stretch of highway in northern Georgia, setting off a battle between a state representative condemning the application and the group's ardent but anonymous leaders. "The state of Georgia is absolutely shameful in even considering an application from the KKK,"
Watchdogs Call on Presidential Campaigns to Name Big Fundraisers
9 Groups Join in Demand That Obama, Romney and Others Make Their Biggest 'Bundlers' Public
Election Watchdogs Assail Obama on FEC Appointments
Fed up with “stonewalling” by the White House, a coalition of 10 government watchdog groups today publicly took President Obama to task for what they called an unfulfilled 2008 promise to bring greater accountability to the nation’s campaign finance system. The groups are demanding that...