Save the Date: Feb. 5-6, 2015 Voting and Elections Summit

Join the U.S and Overseas Vote Foundation, FairVote, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for the Ninth Annual Voting and Elections Summit where we will examine participation, engagement, and what we can do.  Read More »

Hundreds of thousands of voters may be silenced on Election Day

This Election Day, instead of being heard, the voices of hundreds of thousands of voters may be silenced because of stringent new voting laws. Read More »

Court Decision Leaves Thousands of Georgia Voters Vulnerable to Disenfranchisement

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Brasher issued an order denying any relief in a lawsuit brought by Third Sector Development, the parent organization of the nonpartisan New Georgia Project.  Read More »

Supreme Court Allows Discriminatory ID Law to Stand: New Voting Rights Act needed

The U.S. Supreme Court today responded to an emergency appeal and upheld a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allowing Texas’ restrictive photo ID law to remain intact for elections in November... Read More »

About the Voting Rights Project

About the Voting Rights Project

For four decades, the Lawyers' Committee has been at the forefront of the legal struggle to achieve equality and protect advances in voting rights for racial and ethnic minorities and other traditionally disenfranchised groups. Today, that tradition continues. With the indispensable assistance of private law firms, the Voting Rights Project is an integrated program of litigation, voter protection, research, advocacy and education.  Read more »
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