The Lawyers' Committee applauds Oregon's new voting reform law, making it the first state to implement an automatic voter registration system. Read More »
On March 3, 2015, the Lawyers' Committee and allies filed a brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Texas' photo ID law violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read More »
Lawyers’ Committee releases report depicting the obstacles to the ballot box experienced during the 2014 general election. Read More »
- December 10, 2014 Save the Date: Feb. 5-6, 2015 Voting and Elections Summit Mark your calendar for February 5-6, 2015. 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 »
- 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.
- Feb 26 Black History Month: Lawyer Fighting To Protect Voting Rights Today, 50 years after the march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, attorney Barbara Arnwine says voting rights are under siege.
- Feb 13 Voting Rights 50 Years Later “Is it time to celebrate Selma, Alabama – and the triumph of the Voting Rights Act? Or is it time to mourn Shelby, Alabama – and the radical backlash against voting rights?”