SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote.
Thank you to all who joined us for the live streamed 20th Anniversary A. Leon Higginbotham Award Event. It was a dynamic event, with honorees who are true champions of causes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. If you were not able to join us live, you are still able to access and watch the event here.
The United States Postal Service delivers much more than letters and packages- it’s how Americans receive their medication, file taxes, pay bills, vote, and much more. It is a way for low-income families or those who live in the most rural areas to send and receive the mail with ease. It is an institution that holds this nation together.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
Fair & Free Elections
Blog, Press Releases & Newsclips
(San Francisco) - A three-judge federal panel in California has ruled that the Census bureau’s plan to give the White House a count of the nation’s unauthorized immigrants is unconstitutional, and cannot be used when reapportioning seats for the U.S. House of...
Civil Rights Group seeks Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Voter Intimidation Robocalls, Invokes Anti-Klan Act
(NEW YORK) - Two U.S. citizens who made robocalls to purposefully disenfranchise Black voters must be immediately barred from making more robocalls prior to the election, a request for a temporary restraining order motion filed today argues. The two citizens engaged...
Rushed Judicial Confirmation Poses Severe Threat to Civil Rights, Damages Legitimacy of the Supreme Court
(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 along party lines this morning to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate, as Democrats boycotted. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated Barrett’s nomination...
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Activates Network of 23,000 Legal Volunteers to Safeguard Voting Rights For 2020 General Election
(Washington, D.C.) - The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has activated a growing network of over 23,000 legal volunteers to safeguard voting rights and counter threats to ballot access during the 2020 election season. This network, up from 5,000 legal...
Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Department of Housing and Urban Development After New Rule Guts Fair Housing Protections
(Hartford, Conn.) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new disparate impact rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act, and would make it virtually impossible for victims of discrimination to prevail when they challenge policies that...
D.C. Police Union Attempts to Block Body-Worn Camera Footage in Effort to Skirt Public Accountability
(Washington, D.C.) — The public deserves to know the names of officers involved in violence against civilians and to watch camera footage from those events, argues the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in an amicus brief filed Monday in the D.C. Superior...