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"I Voted" stickers on desk
Why the National Voter Registration Act is vital for helping millions of low-income people register to vote through state public assistance agencies.
Blog
Brenda Wright
Alex Ashbrook
“Voting rights is the foundational issue in American politics and American society. Simply put, if we don’t all have an equal say, how can we expect to have an equal chance?”
In the media
Alexis Okeowo
“With these laws in particular, they are not race neutral. These laws are deeply rooted in an attempt to exclude Black people from our democracy.”
In the media
Mike Ludwig
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Lyndon Johnson shakes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s hand after signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Breaking down what made the Voting Rights Act so powerful, how the Supreme Court gutted it, and what can be done to restore it.
Blog
Chiraag Bains
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Defocused image of people sitting in an agency waiting room
The County’s plans will intimidate and deter eligible citizens from registering to vote, abridging their fundamental right to vote and resulting in serious underrepresentation in the electoral process.
Press release
A newly announced policy of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections violates the National Voter Registration Act
Litigation
Re: Announced Policy's Violation of Sections 5 and 8 of the National Voter Registration Act
Litigation
Chiraag Bains
Ben Berwick
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
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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
”For far too long, Black voters in this country have been marginalized, misrepresented, and taken for granted in electoral politics."
In the media
P.R. Lockhart