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The three sets of steps policymakers and election officials must take to ensure that Black and brown Americans—and all Americans—can exercise their fundamental right to vote in 2020 and beyond.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Intervention on behalf of the of League of Women Voters of North Carolina and the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute to defend North Carolina voters from a right-wing group’s attempt to bully elections officials into unlawfully purging voters before the coming presidential election.
Case
Updated April 25, 2020
North Carolina
Pending
The specter of voter fraud is a talking point deployed to silence the voices of Black and brown voters across the country.
Policy Briefs
Chiraag Bains
Laura Williamson
Challenge to Ohio's practice of denying pre-trial detainees jailed in the days proceeding an election access to an absentee ballot.
Case
Updated April 2, 2020
Ohio
Decided
Challenge to Ohio’s practice of targeting voters for removal from the registration rolls if they fail to cast a ballot in a two-year period.
Case
Updated March 31, 2020
Ohio
Pending
Brief submitted on behalf of Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute and the League of Women Voters of Ohio 
Litigation
Notice Letter to Missouri Governor Michael Parson and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Re: New June 2, 2020 Municipal Election Date Due to COVID-19
Testimony and Public Comment
Notice letter to the Ohio Secretary of State that aspects of the state's COVID-19-related election directive violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Testimony and Public Comment
The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to disrupt the Presidential Preference Primary election in Florida. The extension of vote-by-mail options and other accommodations at polling places is necessary.
Litigation
We're asking Florida to immediately implement new procedures as a result of this crisis
Testimony and Public Comment
Chiraag Bains
Gilda Daniels
Judith A. Browne Dianis
Rachel Gilmer
Jess Unger
Andrea Mercado
Debbie Soto