Lawyers' Committee Resources to Combat Disenfranchising Legislation
Legislation that would require voters to produce photo identification at the polls is popping up in many states across the country. These bills create new hurdles to the ballot box that are especially high for low income and minority voters who may not have the resources to get a qualifying photo ID. These voter ID bills are a solution in search of a problem and will only serve to disenfranchise eligible voters. The Lawyers' Committee and our Election Protection and Voter ID Strikeforce partners have been working tirelessly to help protect voters' rights against disenfranchising photo ID and omnibus voting bills that state legislators have been proposing across the nation.
Despite our best efforts in reaching out to lawmakers, these bills are becoming law in some states. It is crucial that we effectively educate voters, poll workers, and election officials about these new laws and do everything in our power to ensure that the worst case scenarios for voters don't come true.
Below is a suite of national and state-specific resources the Lawyers' Committee has used in the fight against these bills. Select a category to jump to the related documents below.
Resources | Testimony | Letters | Litigation
The following webpages and documents have been compiled by the Lawyers' Committee and coalition partners to help educate the public in the fight against disenfranchising legislation.
The Lawyers' Committee has given the following testimony before state law makers considering disenfranchising legislation.
The Lawyers' Committee has take the lead on organizing coalition letters sent to state legislatures in the fight against disenfranchising legislation.
The Lawyers' Committee has been active in litigation surrounding voter ID bills that have been signed into law.