Voter ID

We want to applaud the members of the Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing tomorrow on deceptive practices and urge the members of the Committee to support the passage of the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 (S.453). The ability to cast a ballot free from...
06/26/2012
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As presidential elections approach, new voter ID laws being enacted in several states could make it harder for younger, minority and low-income voters to cast their ballots. This week, Maria Hinojosa speaks to Steven Carbó, Senior Program Director in the Democracy Program at Demos, about how these...
05/17/2012
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Thanks to primary elections in states with new voter ID laws, we are beginning to get a better taste of just what these laws mean for ordinary voters. We have heard, for example, about how elderly African-Americans in the south have found themselves once again barred from voting -- as they were in...
04/26/2012
Blog
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was back in the news yesterday. This time it’s not because another high-profile corporation is withdrawing support. No, yesterday’s news was an announcement that ALEC is withdrawing support for its own initiatives. In a press release...
04/18/2012
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Republican Governor Tom Corbett promises to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk. From the Associated Press: Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has approved a measure to establish 1 of the nation's toughest photo identification laws for voters less than eight months before the...
03/14/2012
Blog
Wisconsin State Court Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday that will prevent Wisconsin’s controversial Voter ID law from going into effect prior to the state’s April 3 presidential primary. After noting in the order that the Wisconsin State Constitution...
03/08/2012
Blog
Today on Blacking It Up: We talk voter suppression with Liz Kennedy from Demos. All this and more with Team Blackness on Blacking it up.
02/23/2012
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Virginia legislators are considering several bills that would make it more difficult for eligible persons to cast a ballot that will be counted, and would impose large costs for implementation. One bill requires photo identification in order to vote, while others require one of an enumerated list...
02/02/2012
Publication
Full Transcript: It is a pleasure to be with you – and to join so many friends, colleagues, and critical partners in welcoming some of our nation’s most dedicated and effective civil rights champions – as well as the many University of Texas law students who are here, and who...
12/14/2011
Blog
Brenda Wright, Demos' Legal Director, testifies on June 13, 2007, before the Massachusetts General Court on the problems with legislative proposals that would mandate strict photo identification requirements for voting.
06/12/2007
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