SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
The U.S. Constitution requires an actual count of all persons in the United States based on where they live or sleep most of the time. The process is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years and is responsible for the allocation of resources and redistricting.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – along with a coalition of other civil rights groups – joined Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and submitted an amicus brief to support Harvard’s motion for summary judgement in the lawsuit.
This preliminary report identifies approximately 340 instances between 1994 and the present where actions by state or local governments gave rise to either a finding of racial discrimination in voting by the Attorney General or a court, or a change in the jurisdiction’s actions as a result of litigation brought claiming racial discrimination in voting.
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 Protectection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
Fair & Free Elections
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Rev. Lowery Revered as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement” WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2020) – The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is deeply saddened by the passing of Rev. Joseph E. Lowery. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of...
(NBC News) Presidential elections are typically prime time for bringing new people into the political process, but the coronavirus pandemic is making voter registration more difficult than ever, prompting concerns that many young Americans and other nonvoters might...
WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2020) In response to consideration of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) by the U.S. House of Representatives today, following Senate passage, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the...
(NBC News) If the coronavirus pandemic continues to make in-person voting virtually impossible by November, conducting the 2020 presidential election largely by mail isn't out of the question.