National Voter Registration Act

The state isn't fulfilling its obligation to offer voter registration forms to poor and disabled people, according to a lawsuit announced Friday by the Black Political Empowerment Project and a Philadelphia group. Pittsburgh-based BPEP and the Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change, both of...
07/07/2012
News/Resource
Celebrating Pennsylvania’s recent passage of a restrictive piece of voter ID legislation, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) stated, “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done." This statement, shocking only for its honesty,...
07/06/2012
Blog
In this Complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania, plaintiffs point to what they say is clear evidence that the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and Health are not complying with federal law.  Plaintiffs, the...
07/05/2012
Publication
Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) and ACTION United filed suit against Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, Secretary of Public Welfare, Gary D. Alexander and Secretary of Health, Dr. Eli N. Avila in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...
07/05/2012
Press Release
NEW YORK – Almost two out of five American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible to vote are not registered, but according to a new report by national policy center Demos, designating Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities as official voter registration agencies under the National Voting Rights Act (...
06/19/2012
Press Release
One way that can happen is to increase the velocity of voter registration by going to places where Native Americans already gather. One such magnet is the local clinic. A new report from Demos explains why the Indian health clinic is ideal: “Appropriate IHS facilities should be designated as...
06/18/2012
News/Resource
IHS facilities can advance political participation of American Indians and Alaska Natives by becoming voter registration agencies under the auspices of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). The registration process would be similar to what occurs at public assistance offices across...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
Moreover, a huge number of American Indians and Alaska Natives live below the poverty line. Voting experts have found that income is a major predictor of whether an individual is registered to vote.6 Among the American population at large, 11.5 million low-income Americans are not registered to...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
American Indians and Alaska Natives voting rates are among the lowest of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Almost two out of five eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives are not registered to vote. Even among registered American Indians and Alaska Natives, the turnout rate is 5 to 14...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
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