Voting rights advocates and Mass. officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a 3-year old NVRA lawsuit. Read More »
The lawsuit calls attention to ongoing voting discrimination against Native American communities in Jackson County and elsewhere in South Dakota. Read More »
The Lawyers' Committee applauds Oregon's new voting reform law, making it the first state to implement an automatic voter registration system. Read More »
- June 17, 2015 Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities to low-income citizens who receive public assistance benefits. Read More »
- Jul 01 Lawyers’ Committee Praises Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Voters A coalition of voting rights advocates hailed this week’s order by the United States Supreme Court rejecting a challenge brought by Arizona and Kansas officials to federal procedures for establishing proof of United States citizenship when registering to vote.
- Jun 24 Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes Congressional Efforts to Restore and Update the Voting Rights Act of 1965 The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) praises today’s introduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate and the House.
- Mar 12 The 2014 Election Protection Report: Democracy Should Not Be This Hard The 2014 Election Protection Report depicts the obstacles to the ballot box experienced during the 2014 general election season and the work performed by the nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition to help voters respond to undue burdens on the right to vote. The Election Protection Report documents a 45% increase in calls from the 2010 midterm election to the 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline, with over 43,000 total calls during the 2014 election season and over 18,000 calls on Election Day alone.