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TODAY: Demos, ACLU, NEOCH and APRI to Host Media Call Ahead of Oral Arguments in Ohio Voter Purge Case

NEW YORK — On Thursday, January 4th at 10 AM ET, Demos and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host a media call to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in the case of Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, to be heard on January 10th.  The case involves Ohio’s practice of purging registrants from the voter rolls for failure to vote—a practice that has stripped eligible voters from the rolls and resulted in their disenfranchisement.

WHAT: Media call to discuss oral arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Ohio voter purge case being heard by the Supreme Court next week

DATE: Thursday, January 4th, 2018



  • Stuart Naifeh, Senior Counsel, Dēmos
  • Dale Ho, Director of Voting Rights Project, ACLU
  • Andre Washington, President, Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute
  • Chris Knestrick, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

RSVPDial in: 1 (888) 466-9863

Passcode: 6959 446#


About the Case: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)

Ohio’s Supplemental Process targets voters who fail to vote in a two-year period for eventual removal from the voter roll based on the erroneous presumption that such voters have moved. As a direct result of this process, voters who remain fully eligible to vote are stripped from the registration rolls and denied their right to vote.