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Challenge to guarantee that public assistance clients in Ohio receive the voter registration services required by Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act.
Case
Updated April 2, 2019
Ohio
Decided
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
Intervention on behalf of SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East to defend Broward County, Florida from a right-wing group's attempt to bully it into aggressively purging voters.
Case
Updated August 23, 2019
Pending
The Supreme Court should hold that Title VII bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Litigation
In 2012, Michigan passed a law that allowed the governor to appoint emergency managers in municipalities, depriving local elected officials of governing power. It overwhelming affected communities of color. We filed an amicus brief in opposition to it.
Case
Updated April 1, 2019
Michigan
Decided
Challenge to North Carolina's failure to offer federally mandated voter registration services through public assistance and motor vehicle agencies.
Case
Updated April 2, 2019
North Carolina
Decided
Challenge to Florida Secretary of State's and 32 Florida counties' failure to to provide Spanish-language ballots and other election materials and assistance to voters educated in Puerto Rico.
Case
Updated May 22, 2019
Florida
Pending
Challenge to halt implementation of an Indiana state law that would have purged voters without notice based on unreliable third-party data from the Crosscheck program.
Case
Updated August 27, 2019
Indiana
Pending
Challenge to Missouri's failure to provide voter registration services required under federal law when residents interact with the state motor vehicle agency.
Case
Updated November 22, 2019
Missouri
Pending