Voting From Overseas

Compromise Reached on Election Reform Legislation

On Friday, October 4, the joint House/Senate Conference Committee reached an agreement on the election reform legislation which, at various times, has appeared doomed to failure. The conferees have been working around the clock, 7 days a week, to resolve what were essentially "philosophical" differences in the Senate and House versions of HR...


April 12, 2002

BREAKING NEWS - The Senate Voting Rights Bill, S. 565, the "Martin Luther King Jr. Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act" passed overwhelmingly (99-1) in the Senate on April 11. The bill as passed included the Rockefeller Amendment (whose purpose was "To meet the needs of both military and civilian overseas voters by providing treatment more nearly...


March 2002

As we move into a new election year, the obstacles to voting from overseas have taken on new and vital importance for Americans abroad. In view of the difficulties we have encountered in convincing our legislators to address overseas Americans' concerns in the election reform bill now before the Senate, and realizing that the House and Senate...

 

Four Fellowship Awards were presented by President Arline Coward at the 2005 FAWCO Biennial Conference in Birmingham, and given personally to the Congressmen and Senators in Washington in May, 2005. The recipients were Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressmen Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Bob Ney (R-OH).

The March 1953 FAWCO conference in Brussels issued a...

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