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A newly announced policy of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections violates the National Voter Registration Act
Litigation
Lawsuit filed to block the Board of Elections of Rensselaer County, New York from illegally disclosing residents’ protected personal information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when they register to vote.
Case
Updated July 26, 2019
New York
Pending
Supporting Seattle's voter-approved Democracy Voucher Program — a system designed to empower small donors and the candidates they support in city elections.
Case
Updated July 23, 2019
Washington
Decided
The County announced it would “immediately” begin sharing the identities of persons who register to vote through the DMV with the Immigration and Customs Service (“ICE”). This is in violation of Sections 5 and 8 of the NVRA.
Litigation
Chiraag Bains
The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 would protect the right to vote, the indisputable cornerstone of our democracy, without interfering with rights granted under the First Amendment. Congress should act quickly to pass this needed legislation.
Testimony and Public Comment
Brenda Wright
A Primer for Advocates on the National Voter Registration Act
Policy Briefs
FRAC
Demos
The Supreme Court should hold that Title VII bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Litigation
LGB+ Voices in the 2019 Black Census
Research
Black Futures Lab
Demos
Color Of Change
SocioAnalitica Research
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
Research
Mark Huelsman
The suspension of driver’s licenses for unpaid criminal justice fines and fees should be found unconstitutional.
Litigation
Demos
National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women