Lawyers’ Committee releases report depicting the obstacles to the ballot box experienced during the 2014 general election. Read More »
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 »
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 »
- 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 »
- 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?”
- Feb 12 Lawyers’ Committee Releases 2014 Election Protection Report: Democracy Should Not Be This Hard Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released a report depicting 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 report describes the 2014 voting landscape in which equal access to the franchise was not guaranteed. It also conveys the voter experience and shares compelling stories reported to Election Protection from across the country.