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.
We fight to ensure access to democracy for all communities, particularly African Americans and other voters of color who continue to face voting discrimination and voter suppression. Through litigation, public advocacy and our Election Protection program, we ensure that all communities have voice in our democracy.
The COVID-19 global pandemic is having a stark impact on communities across the country. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is focused on ensuring the well-being and security of communities most vulnerable, including African Americans, people of color and low-income communities.
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
Blog, Press Releases & Newsclips
The Militarized Looming Presence of Police and the National Guard Could Make Matters and Voting Worse on Election Day
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will monitor elections across the country on Tuesday through its national Election Protection program with a focus on Pennsylvania, Missouri (municipal elections), New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana,...
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Eastern District of Virginia Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. ruled today that Virginia voters may utilize expanded access to voting by absentee ballot when he denied a complaint challenging state election officials who proposed relaxing absentee...
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – During the middle of a pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and cost millions more jobs, President Donald Trump issued an executive order designed to have a chilling effect on certain social media companies that...
Groups File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Kentucky Requirements That Put Voters in Harm’s Way During COVID-19 Pandemic
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Kentucky and Covington & Burling filed a federal lawsuit today over Kentucky’s failure to take appropriate action to ensure...
As African-American Communities Bear the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic, HHS Continues Providing Limited Race and Ethnic Demographic Data
Last month, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent two letters to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, requesting comprehensive national race and ethnic demographic data for tests, cases and fatalities related to COVID-19. The...
Lawyers’ Committee Intervenes to Stop Baseless Lawsuit From Stripping Virginia Voters of Their Absentee Ballot Rights
Virginia officials are attempting to do right by its voters by increasing access to mail ballots for the upcoming primary. Elderly and immune-compromised voters should not have to choose between risking their health and exercising their constitutional right to vote.”