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Publications, Testimony & Other Documents

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Publications

Voting Rights Toolkits and Supplemental Documents:

Election Protection Reports:

GOT ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification (April 2012)

This report, published by the Lawyers' Committee and partner organizations, outlines best-practice recommendations from "Got ID?" programs in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Colorado.

 Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act at Work 1982-2005

A report of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act

"Government-Issued Photo Identification and Proof of Citizenship Requirements for Voters," in America Votes!

A chapter co-authored by the Lawyers' Committee's Jon Greenbaum and Jonah Goldman as part of an American Bar Association book on voting and elections issues.

 


Testimony

Testimony of Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"Lessons Learned from the 2008 Election"
Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
March 19, 2009 

Testimony of Jonah H Goldman, Director of the National Campaign for Fair Elections at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"Voter Registration: Assessing Current Problems"
Before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
March 11, 2009

Testimony of Jonah H Goldman, Director of the National Campaign for Fair Elections at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"Protecting the Constitutional Right to Vote for All Americans" 
Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
May 20, 2008 

Testimony of Jon Greenbaum, Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"Election Assistance Commission"
Before the House Committee on Administration
August 2, 2007 

Testimony of Professor Chandler Davidson, Radoslav Tsanoff Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Rice University
“Legislative Hearing on a Bill To Reauthorize and Amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965”
Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
May 9, 2006

- Testimony of Bill Lann Lee, former Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice and member of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
- Testimony of Joe Rogers, former Lt. Governor for the State of Colorado and member of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act
"The Voting Rights Act: Evidence of Continued Need"
Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution
March 8, 2006 

Testimony of Jon Greenbaum, Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
"Why Section 5 is Still Needed: Examples Where Continued and Persistent Voting Discrimination Has Been Prevented and Remedied by Section 5 and Other Provisions of the Voting Rights Act"
Presented to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
July 19, 2006 

Testimony of Jon Greenbaum, Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Members Briefing
Before the House Judiciary Committee
December 8, 2004 

Other Documents

Section 5 Flyer
The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 to ensure that state and local governments don't deny American citizens the right to vote based on race. In April 2010, Shelby County, Alabama filed suit in federal court asking that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act be declared unconstitutional.

Arizona v. ITCA Flyer and Frequently Asked Questions
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a strong victory for voting rights in its decision in Arizona v. ITCA. The case is about an Arizona voter registration law that conflicts with the National Voter Registration Act.

Issue Statements

Statement Submitted to the Election Assistance Commission
An August 18, 2010 comment submitted to the EAC recommending improvements to the format and content of the EAC's biennial report regarding implementation of the National Voter Registration Act by the States. 

Comments to Justice Department's Proposed Revisions to the Procedures for Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
Comments submitted on August 10, 2010 to the Department of Justice in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Revise the Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (joined by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund).  

Letter to Senate Rules Committee Leadership Re: Hans von Spakovsky
A June 18, 2007 letter to Senators Feinstein and Bennett opposing the appointment of Mr. Hans von Spakovsky to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), signed by former Department of Justice Voting Section employees, including the Lawyers' Committee's Jon Greenbaum, Joe Rich, and Bob Kengle.

Practical Progressive - Official Selection 2008