Jessica Jones Capparell – LWV – Courts Hear Voter Roll Purge Case

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From The League of Women Voters we have Jessica Jones Capparell to talk about two court battles that are going on now that effect voters and voting rights. One is in Ohio called Husted v A Philip Randolph which is a fight to make sure voter rolls aren’t arbitrarily purged. The other court battle is in Wisconsin about making sure partisan gerrymandering is no longer acceptable.

Dr Deirdre Kamlani – LWV – Getting The Community Involved In Learning History

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Dr Deirdre Kamlani from the League of Women Voters joins us to talk about the educational program that she helped put together to get students and adult non-students together to learn about history. The program was highly successful and encouraged people to be much more considerate when discussing political ideals.

Julie Kessel – League of Women Voters – Municipality abolishes Super PACs

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Last month, St. Petersburg Florida became the FIRST municipality post-Citizens United to abolish Super PACs and limit foreign corporate spending in local elections. Money in politics is a major priority for the League of Women Voters, and Julie Kessel, President of the St. Petersburg Florida Area League, joins us to discuss this victory!

Jeanette Senecal – LWV – Local Elections, Voting Rights, and Gerrymandering

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Every year is an election year – even if there aren’t federal elections in your area, voters have important decisions to make that impact their community. Jeanette Senecal, the League of Women Voters Senior Director of Elections, joins us to talk about the impact of local elections, judicial elections, voting rights, and gerrymandering.

Alex Nuesse – LWV – Gerrymandering Has Been Amplified by Technology

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Gerrymandering isn’t a new problem, but it’s been amplified by the use of technology. Perhaps no state has felt this more that North Carolina, where a the validity of one of the most gerrymandered congressional maps in the country is currently being questioned in court. Alex Nuesse joins us from The League of Women Voters in Asheville-Buncombe County to explain what’s happening now.

Helen Hutchison – LWV – Gerrymandering Is Heading To The Supreme Court

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President of the League of Women Voters in California Helen Hutchison joins us to report on the Gill vs Whitford case that will be heard by the SCOTUS. This is a case from Wisconsin about whether or not it is an infringement on democracy for gerrymandering to exist. This could force national districts to be redrawn by independent organizations to avoid gerrymandering.