The Lawyers' Committee represents Arizonans in opposition to implementation of these laws by Arizona and Kansas. Read More »
Lawyers' Committee releases election planning report on anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's landfall in New Jersey and New York. Read More »
The Lawyers' Committee and other national voting rights groups put Lt. Gov. Guadagno and DHS on notice for violations of federal law. Read More »
- August 01, 2013 President Obama Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee with White House Reception August 1, 2013. A reception will be held today in the East Room of the White House with the President, Lawyers' Committee founding members, board members and current leadership as well as other distinguished guests. Read More »
- Dec 04 National Commission on Voting Rights Held Inaugural Hearing in Atlanta The National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR), organized by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, held its inaugural hearing in Atlanta, Georgia at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change on November 20, 2013. The Atlanta event was the first in a series of nationwide hearings to collect testimony about voting discrimination and election administration challenges and successes. Over the past few years, numerous states have enacted restrictive voting laws, while many others continue to grapple with recurring election administration challenges and some have proposed reform to expand access. Additionally, this past June, the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder stripped away a key Voting Rights Act protection against voting discrimination. The goal of the NCVR is to document both what has kept voters from the ballot box as well as efforts to increase access in two reports which will be released in 2014.
- Nov 13 Groups Oppose Arizona and Kansas Laws Regarding Proof-of-Citizenship for Voter Registration A council of 21 Indian tribes in Arizona, two Arizona citizen groups, and an Arizona state senator filed a motion today in federal court in Kansas to intervene in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission, to oppose a renewed effort by Arizona and Kansas to impose proof-of-citizenship laws on persons applying to register to vote using the federal mail-in registration form.
- Nov 06 Election Protection Fields Nearly 900 Calls During November 5th Election The nationwide nonpartisan Election Protection suite of hotlines received nearly 900 calls from across the country and deployed field volunteers at the polls in VA, NY, MI, MN and PA.