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The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization committed to defending democracy and empowering voters by bringing you the most up to date information available on National, State and Local Elections. LWV Tompkins County receives Election Updates from the State League and local information through the Tompkins County Board of Elections. We will do our best to pass on all information we receive to you through our Website.

League of Women Voters of the United States Calls for Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump
1/8/2021
WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the League of Women Voters board of directors met and voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means, including and in order of preference: impeachment with disqualification, the invocation of the 25th amendment, or resignation. Today, the League of Women Voters board of directors issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again.

“The sitting president was the instigator of Wednesday’s domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead and many more injured. He commanded an army of insurrectionists to forcefully overturn our free and fair elections in an effort to maintain power. These are the actions of a tyrannical despot, and they are in direct opposition to American democracy. President Trump continues to present a clear threat to national security as well as the safety and security of the American public.

“For violating his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump must immediately resign or be removed from office by any measure possible in accordance with the law. Removing President Trump from the office of the president and swearing in Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill the duration of this presidential term will ensure our Constitution is maintained and upheld.

“The League of Women Voters calls on both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to immediately impeach President Trump with disqualification and remove him from office. Should Congress fail to impeach him, we call on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office immediately.”


League Condemns Domestic Terrorist Attack on the U.S. Capitol
1/6/2021
WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States president Dr. Deborah Turner, CEO Virginia Kase, and the full board of directors issued the following statement in response to the violent demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol:

“This is a dark day in the history of the United States of America. Today’s activity on Capitol Hill should have been a procedural exercise to finalize the 2020 election. Instead, our nation's Capitol was attacked by domestic terrorists seeking to invalidate the will of the people.

“The actions by these terrorists have had no impact on the results of the election. This violent mob was encouraged by an outgoing president who lost re-election in a free and fair election.

“Donald Trump has emboldened and empowered violent agitators, perpetuated dangerous conspiracy theories, and dishonored the office of the President. Furthermore, the members of Congress who continuously lie to the American people about the proven legitimacy of this election are also responsible for today’s horrific events. There is blood on their hands.

“The League of Women Voters of the United States calls on President Donald Trump to concede the election immediately. We call on all members of Congress to respect the certification process, condemn the actions of these terrorists, and support a peaceful inauguration on January 20th.”


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nsuring Fair and Secure Elections
There are steps we can take to ensure Fair and Secure Elections in the future. Here are three initiatives of the League of Women Voters and its partners:
The Next President and Congress must enact democracy reform
Tell Congress to invest in the safety of democracy
Stand Up for DC Statehood

Rejoice the Vote! Art Contest Winners
The "Rejoice the Vote!" Art Contest honors Representative John C. Lewis (1940-2020). The contest requested poster designs which accomplished one or more of the following:
* Inspire people, especially young people, to vote in-person or absentee and remind them that their vote is a powerful tool despite efforts at suppression.
Promote the movement to lower the legal voting age to sixteen.
* Highlight youth activists (historical or contemporary) who fought and continue to fight for voting rights, especially for our youngest citizens.
Winning entries are viewable here

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Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy
-- League of Women Voters, US press release honoring George Floyd's life.
"We echo the call of our partners at the NAACP: we must all vote in November – the road to change lies at the ballot box."

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