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How to Keep Trans Voters From Being Disenfranchised

As Transgender Awareness Month arrives, the League of Women Voters is ensuring all trans people get their say at the polls next week.

Every American citizen has the right to vote, including my community of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. However, sometimes we face disenfranchisement because of unreasonable voting requirements, intimidation, or outright discrimination. Exercising our voting right requires that we fight to overcome various legal and/or prejudicial barriers. READ MORE HERE

League Speaks to CNN in Support of Early Voting Options

The Los Angeles League's Executive Director spoke to Sara Sidner about the benefits of expanding early voting. In the 2012 Presidential election over 30% of voters used early voting options. Early voting helps empower Americans to vote when they are able to, so they don't miss the chance due to work, school and travel.

The segment was featured on Erin Burnett's OutFront show on CNN. It was part of a series of segments that advocated early voting as a fair and transparent process.

Early voting began in California last week (29 days before Election Day). You can vote in person at the County Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk during the week and at five weekend early voting locations.

The Haynes Foundation Supports the League with $10k Grant

The $10,000 unrestricted grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation will support our important programs and publications during this busy election season.

Established in 1926, the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation is a leading supporter of social science research for Los Angeles. It is also the oldest private foundation in the city.

After passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Dora Haynes helped to form the state and local chapters of the League of Women Voters that would educate new voters on the political process.


This 7-minute video provides highlights of a 2-hour panel on community policing held at Loyola Law School on April 2, 2016.

You can access the 20-minute version here. If you know of an organization that wishes to screen either version and help identify solutions to our broken criminal justice system, please contact