"Need Help Logging In" isn't displaying in SignInWidget

when view the HTML of the widget I can see various objects in the “footer” however none of them are visible. I am guessing I am doing something wrong, but does anyone know what would cause that link to not show? One thing that doesn’t look right is there is no text within the ‘’ tag


I have verified that rolling back to version 3.8.2 of the widget fixes this problem as well as other display issues discovered. any ideas?