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Oct 20, 2020

Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline Available to Help Ohio Primary Voters

Election Protection Coalition Ready to Address Barriers to Voting and COVID-19-Related Challenges Washington, DC — On Tuesday, A…

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Apr 26, 2020

Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline Available to Help Ohio Primary Voters

Election Protection Coalition Ready to Address Barriers to Voting and COVID-19-Related Challenges Washington, DC — On Tuesday, A…

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Oct 25, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Sue Mississippi Secretary of State to Stop Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Naturalized Citizens

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, together with the Mississippi Center for Justice, the Law Office of …

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Aug 24, 2019

Arizona Voters: Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available to Answer Your Questions Now through Mid-term Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.&n…

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Nov 14, 2018

Election Protection Identifies Doxxing of Florida Election Officials on Social Media, Law Enforcement Notified

Election Protection Identifies Doxxing of Florida Election Officials on Social Media, Law Enforcement Notified November 14, 2018 WASHINGTON – Yesterday mornin…

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Sep 20, 2018

Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) & Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Take Calls LIVE During National Voter Registration Day on September 25

Washington, D.C. – Today, Election Protection – the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee…

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Sep 20, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Urge Arizona Voters to Check Their Voter Registration Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 PHOENIX, AZ – In advance of the general election, advocacy groups including the League of Women Voters of Arizona, Mi…

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Sep 13, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Response to NY Voters’ Names Missing from Rolls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Widespread Reports of New Yorkers’ Names Missing fro…

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Sep 13, 2018

Election Protection to Provide Non-Partisan Voting Assistance to New York’s Primary Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C…

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Sep 3, 2018

Primary Day: Election Protection Hotlines (866-OUR-VOTE) Ready to Respond to MA Voters’ Calls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C. – Electio…

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Aug 28, 2018

Election Protection Deeply Concerned by Maricopa County’s Refusal to Extend Voting Hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 28, 2018 National Non-Partisan Election Protection Expresses Deep Regrets Over Maricopa County Board of Supervisor’s Refusal…

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Aug 28, 2018

Election Protection Non-Partisan Voter Hotlines (866-OUR-VOTE) now open to assist Oklahoma voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 28, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by t…

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Aug 27, 2018

Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE) Hotlines to Provide Non-Partisan Assistance to Florida Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 27, 2018 ELECTION PROTECTION AND FLORIDA PARTNERS TO PROVIDE NON-PARTISAN VOTING ASSISTANCE TO PRIMARY VOTERS  …

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Aug 27, 2018

Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE) Hotlines to Provide Non-Partisan Assistance to Arizona Voters Now through Midterm Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 27, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election …

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Aug 24, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Applauds Reversal of Randolph County Plan to Close Polling Locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration voted down a proposal to shutter …

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Aug 21, 2018

Problems at the Polls? Voters in Alaska & Wyoming can call Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 21, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D…

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Aug 20, 2018

Voting Rights Groups Sue Arizona Secretary of State, Nine Months after Providing Notice of Violations of Federal Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 20, 2018 National Voter Registration Act violations prevent eligible voters from receiving ballots FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20, …

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Aug 20, 2018

Voting Rights Groups Demand Election Officials Reverse Plan to Close Polling Places in Majority-Black County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 20, 2018 Pre-Suit Demand Letter Issued by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Behalf of Georgia Organizations to…

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Aug 12, 2018

Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE) to Assist Connecticut and Vermont Voters on Primary Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 12, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Will be Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAS…

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Aug 10, 2018

Election Protection (866-OUR-VOTE), League of Women Voters, Milwaukee Area Labor Council to Assist Wisconsin Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 10, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Will be Live on Primary Day for Voter Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C.&nbs…

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Aug 6, 2018

Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) to Provide Live Voting Assistance to Kansas Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 6, 2018Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now for Live AssistanceWASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, t…

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Aug 6, 2018

This Primary Day: Election Protection Hotlines (866-OUR-VOTE) to Provide Live Voting Assistance to Michigan Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 6, 2018Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Election DayWASHINGTON, D.C. – Electi…

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Aug 6, 2018

This Primary Day: Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) to Provide Live Voting Assistance to Missouri Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 6, 2018Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Election DayWASHINGTON, D.C. – Electi…

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Aug 3, 2018

Election Protection Hotlines Available for Ohio Voters on 8/7 to report problems at the polls

AMID REPORTS OF MISLEADING TEXT MESSAGES, ELECTION PROTECTION PROVIDING NON-PARTISAN VOTING ASSISTANCE TO OHIO-12 VOTERS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toll-Free H…

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Aug 3, 2018

Election Protection Hotlines Available for Ohio Voters on 8/7 to report problems at the polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2018 AMID REPORTS OF MISLEADING TEXT MESSAGES, ELECTION PROTECTION PROVIDING NON-PARTISAN VOTING ASSISTANCE TO OHIO-12 VOTERS&nb…

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Jul 31, 2018

Election Protection to Provide Non-Partisan Voting Assistance to Tennessee Voters During the Primary Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 31, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Election Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – Elect…

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Jul 19, 2018

Voting Rights Advocates Demand that Georgia Secretary of State Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 19, 2018 Demand Issued by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Campaign Legal Center on Behalf of Georgia…

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Jul 13, 2018

Mississippi Secretary of State Agrees to Comply with 30 Day Voter Registration Deadline for Federal Runoff Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 13, 2018In Response to Demand Issued by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Lawalong with of the Mississippi Center for J…

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Jul 9, 2018

Suit Filed Today Re Denial of Mississippi African American Voters Equal Opportunity to Participate in State Representative Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2018 Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Suit Claiming Mississippi Denies African American Voters Equal Opp…

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Jun 30, 2018

Press Call: Voting Rights in the Post-ShelbyWorld: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2018 EDITORIAL AND OPINION WRITERS PRESS CALL  Voting Rights in the Post-ShelbyWorld: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 Reflecti…

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Jun 26, 2018

Baltimore Board of Elections Extends Voting Hours for Polling Station Following Lawyers’ Committee / Maryland NAACP Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 26, 2018State granted injunctive relief extending voting by one hour to 9 pm EDTWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a Baltimore cir…

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Jun 25, 2018

Problems at the Polls? Maryland voters can call 866-OUR-VOTE for nonpartisan Election Protection assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 Election Protection to Provide Non-Partisan Voting Assistance to Voters During the Maryland Primary Elections – Inclu…

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Jun 25, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Issues Statement on 5th Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the formula used in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutio…

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Jun 25, 2018

866-OUR-VOTE Non-partisan Election Protection Hotline Live to Assist NY Voters for Federal Primary Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Election Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – Elect…

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Jun 25, 2018

Election Protection non-partisan hotlines live Primary Day to assist Oklahoma voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 Toll-free hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now; Live Assistance on Primary Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Prote…

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Jun 25, 2018

Common Cause Colorado to Provide Non-Partisan Election Protection Voting Assistance to Voters During the Colorado Primary Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 866-OUR-VOTE Election Protection Hotline Live on Primary Day to Assist Voters WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protec…

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Jun 25, 2018

Election Protection hotlines (866-OUR-VOTE) live during Tuesday runoff to assist South Carolina voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the…

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Jun 25, 2018

For Mississippi Runoff Voters: Election Protection Hotlines 866-OUR-VOTE Live During Tuesday Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2018 Election Protection to Provide Non-Partisan Election Protection Assistance Hotlines to Help Voters Available In Multiple Lan…

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Jun 11, 2018

Election Protection Hotline Assistance Available For Voters Experiencing Problems at the Polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 11, 2018 Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Tuesday 6/12 Through Election Day WHAT:  Election Pro…

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Jun 4, 2018

Arizona’s Secretary of State Agrees to Drop Burdensome Voter Registration Requirement Following Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2018 Tens of thousands may now be enfranchised that were denied because of unnecessary bureaucracy PHOENIX– Today, the Camp…

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Jun 4, 2018

Problems at the Polls? Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now Through Election Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – When voters head to the polls for primary day elections, Election Protection, the nation’s l…

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Jun 4, 2018

ATTN Daybook/Reporters June 5: 866-OUR-VOTE non-partisan Election Protection Hotline open for primary day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2018 Problems at the Polls? Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now Through Election Day WHAT: …

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May 22, 2018

Election Protection to Help Voters for the May 22, 2018 Primary Election in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: press@lawyerscommittee.org, 202-662-8317 Election Protection to Help Voters for the May 22, 2018 Primary Election in Ke…

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May 18, 2018

Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available to Support Voters in Georgia May 22 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018 CONTACT: press@lawyerscommittee.org, 202-662-8317 Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) available to support …

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May 18, 2018

Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available to Support Voters in Arkansas May 22 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018 Contact: press@lawyerscommittee.org; 202-662-8317 Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) available to support …

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May 18, 2018

Election Protection to Assist Nebraska Voters for their May 15 Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018 Contact: press@lawyerscommittee.org; 202-662-8317 Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) available to support …

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May 18, 2018

Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available to Support Voters in Georgia May 22 Primary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018 CONTACT: press@lawyerscommittee.org, 202-662-8317 Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) available to support …

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May 14, 2018

Election Protection to Assist Nebraska Voters for their May 15 Primary Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 14, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Assistance Available on Primary Election Day WASHINGTON, DC  — On Tuesday, May 1…

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May 7, 2018

Election Protection to Help Voters for the May 8, 2016 Primary Election in Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 7, 2018 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Assistance Available on Primary Election Day WASHINGTON, DC  — On Tuesday, May 8,…

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Apr 24, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Launch Hotline to Support Voters in New York’s April 24th Special Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 24, 2018Amid Reports of Ongoing Voter Suppression Across the Country, Lawyers’ Committee Hotline Activated To Assist Voters in New…

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Dec 4, 2017

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments Over Discriminatory Motivation Behind Texas Voter ID Law and Appropriate Remedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 4, 2017 New Orleans, LA – Civil rights and voting rights groups will be arguing before a three-judge panel from the Fifth …

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Nov 22, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Launch National Effort to Combat Alarming Voter Purge Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 22, 2017 While Public Interest Legal Foundation Undertakes National Campaign to Institute Massive Purge Voter Programs, Civil Rig…

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Nov 9, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Welcomes New Lawsuit By Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Which Exposes Unlawfulness of the Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Response to New Lawsuit Filed by Commissioner Matthew Dunlap Against Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Washing…

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Nov 8, 2017

Election Protection Hotline Receives Calls from Voters Reporting Voter intimidation, Deceptive Robo Calls, and Numerous Suppressive Tactics at the Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2017 Hotline Led by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Fielded Calls from Voters Across Country WASHINGTON, D.C.&…

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Nov 6, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) To Take Calls LIVE During Election Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2017 Voters In 25 States Will Go To The Polls On November 7th To Cast Ballots In Local, Statewide Elections Washington, D…

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Nov 6, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Statement Condemning Hate-Filled Mailers Circulated Around the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights U…

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Nov 1, 2017

Election Protection Offering Live Assistance To Voters In States Across The Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 1, 2017 Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now Through Election Day WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Election Day…

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Oct 26, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee and Latino Justice PRLDEF Announce Settlement of Major Voting Rights Lawsuit in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 25, 2017 Consent Decree Requires NYC Board of Elections To Restore The Rights Of Unlawfully Purged Voters WASHINGTON, D.C., Octobe…

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Oct 3, 2017

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Forced to Produce Electronic Communications Related To Its Work, Revealing Potential Coordination With Federal Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 3, 2017 Lawsuit By Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Yields Index Of Electronic Communications Exposing Coordination…

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Oct 3, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement on Gill v. Whitford Oral Arguments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 3, 2017 The Lawyers’ Committee filed an Amicus Brief in the Landmark Redistricting Case Washington, D.C. – Today, Kristen…

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Sep 26, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law & Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) To Take Calls LIVE During National Voter Registration Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, Election Protection – the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection …

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Sep 25, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Files Amicus Brief In SCOTUS Case Seeking To Protect Voters from Arbitrary Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and partners filed an amicus curiae or …

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Sep 21, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Calls For Senate To Probe DOJ Connection To Sham Voter Commission At Oversight Hearing Next Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights…

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Sep 19, 2017

Municipal Elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral Postponed by Gov. Rick Scott to October 3, 2017 Due Impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order on September 15, 2017, postponing municipal ele…

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Sep 19, 2017

Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE) to Offer Live Assistance for Voters During Miami-Dade County Elections Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 Elections in Senate District 40, House District 116 and the Village of Virginia Gardens Scheduled for Tuesday, Sep…

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Sep 14, 2017

Civil rights groups demand that Texas officials ensure compliance with high school voter registration law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Civil Rights Groups Demand that Texas Officials Ensure Compliance with High School Voter Registration Law Groups r…

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Sep 14, 2017

Lawyers’ committee joins groups calling on FL Governor, Rick Scott, to Postpone Elections this Month Due to Devastating Impact of Hurricane Irma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right…

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Sep 12, 2017

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Takes Its Message Of Voter Suppression To New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights…

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Sep 11, 2017

Texas Voter ID Battle Continues: Plaintiffs Ask Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Review Texas ID Law Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Three Judges Ruled Interim Remedy Remains in Place While Court Reviews District Ruling Barring New ID Law New Orleans, …

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Sep 11, 2017

Ahead of Tuesday’s Meeting in New Hampshire, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Rebuts Election Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 In Comments Submitted to the Kobach-led Commission, Lawyers’ Committee Notes           &nbsp…

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Sep 7, 2017

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Forced to Produce Agenda Ahead of Meeting Next Week; Commissioners Using Private Email to Conduct Official Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to litigation brought by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the …

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Sep 6, 2017

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Removal of Voters from New York Poll Books

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), together with Lati…

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Aug 31, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee Statement: Federal Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging that Alabama’s All-White Courts Violate the Voting Rights Act; Case to Proceed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2017 MONTGOMERY, AL – Today, a federal district court judge denied the State of Alabama’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit…

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Aug 24, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Settlement of Major Voting Rights Lawsuit in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2017 Lawsuit Challenged Discriminatory Voting System That Denied African-American Voters a Fair Opportunity to Elect Candi…

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Aug 23, 2017

Victory for Voters: Judge Rules New Texas Voter ID Law is Still Discriminatory and Doesn’t Fix Damage Caused by 2011 Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 23, 2017 Corpus Christi, TX – A federal judge ruled today that Texas’ new voter ID law (SB 5) is discriminatory and does n…

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Jul 28, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on The Election Integrity Commission’s Renewed Push for Personal Voter Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Unde…

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Jul 19, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Comments On the Election Integrity Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 19, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law…

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Jul 18, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Continues Fighting For Transparent Proceedings Of Kobach Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2017 Kristen Clarke Responds to Federal Judge Decision in Suit Against Election Integrity Commission WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kr…

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Jul 10, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit To Halt Commission Hearing for Failure to Comply With Federal Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 10, 2017 Lawsuit Also Demands Release of Information About the Commission Under Key Government Transparency Law WASHINGTON, D.C. –&…

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Jul 5, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Latest White House Statement Regarding Election Integrity Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 5, 2017 Leading Civil Rights Organization Also Reiterates Its Call To Statewide Election Officials To Boycott Partisan Election Commi…

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Jul 3, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Kris Kobach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 3, 2017 Complaint Flags Likely Hatch Violations Connected to Kobach’s Role on the “Election Integrity Commission” Washington, D…

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Jun 29, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Action Undertaken Today by Election Integrity Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 29, 2017 Letters Issued by Kris Kobach to Secretaries of State Seek Disclosure of Identifying Information on All Voters Across Countr…

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May 15, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s Move on North Carolina Voter Suppression Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2017 Court’s Decision to Not Hear Appeal Leaves in Place 4th Circuit Ruling Finding the Comprehensive Voter Suppression Measure …

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May 15, 2017

U.S. District Court Rejects Gwinnett County Officials’ Efforts To Block Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 15, 2017 Court Recognizes Claim Brought by African-American, Latino, and Asian-American Voters in Georgia’s Most Diverse County Wash…

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May 11, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Launch of Commission to Review Unfounded Claims of Voter Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under…

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May 4, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 4, 2017 Court’s Decision Extends Deadline for Georgia’s Upcoming Sixth Congressional District Contest and all Future Federal Runof…

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Apr 24, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Unlawful Racial Gerrymander

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 24, 2017 Federal Suit Claims State Redrew Lines for GA House of Reps with a Racially Discriminatory Purpose WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tod…

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Apr 13, 2017

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Iowa Voter ID Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 13, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rig…

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Apr 10, 2017

Federal Judge Rules Texas Intentionally Discriminated When it Passed 2011 Voter ID Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 10, 2017 Federal Judge Rules Texas Intentionally Discriminated When it Passed 2011 Voter ID Bill Corpus Christi, TX – A U.S. …

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Apr 4, 2017

Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit in Texas Continues Following Rejection of State’s Motion to Dismiss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 4, 2017 Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit in Texas Continues Following Rejection of State’s Motion to Dismiss Case Challenges Discrimi…

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Feb 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Oppose Texas & Justice Department Effort to Delay Hearing on Photo ID Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 23, 2017 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Groups and individuals suing Texas over its strict photo ID law&nb…

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Feb 13, 2017

National Civil Rights Organization Mounts First Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit of 2017 in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 13, 2017 Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory At-Large Voting System in Jones County, North Carolina Which Has Denied African Americ…

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Feb 10, 2017

Voting Advocates Announce a Settlement of “Exact Match” Lawsuit in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2017 Voting Advocates Announce a Settlement of “Exact Match” Lawsuit in Georgia Minor Typos and Data Entry Errors will No…

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Jan 23, 2017

Supreme Court News: Texas’s Strict Photo ID Law Still Blocked; High Court Declines to Hear Case, Letting Appeals Court Decision Striking Down Discriminatory ID Law to Still Stand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2017 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will not hear arguments at this time over T…

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Jan 12, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Applaud DOJ’s Intervention in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 12, 2017 Federal Lawsuit Claims New York City Board of Elections Actions Violate National Voter Registration Act Washington, D.C.…

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Jan 10, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Announces Opposition to Senator Jefferson Sessions’ Nomination to Serve as Attorney General of the United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 10, 2017 Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Announces Opposition to Senator Jefferson Sessions’ Nomination to Serve…

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Dec 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Important Voting Rights Victory in Rural Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 9, 2016 Agreement in Federal Lawsuit Will Provide African American Voters in Emanuel County, Georgia Equal Opportunity to Elect C…

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Nov 8, 2016

Largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition Election Protection urges voting reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition Election Protection urges voting reform Perspective on voting process from…

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Nov 6, 2016

Statement by Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, co-leader, Election Protection, and manager of legal mobilization and strategic campaigns, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, regarding deceptive voting information shared on social media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every voter is entitled to have their voice heard and vote counted. Unfortunately, some users o…

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Nov 5, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Achieve Emergency Relief for Purged Voters in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2016 Order Requires NYC BOE to Provide Affidavit Ballots to Purged Voters WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2016 – Followin…

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Nov 3, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Seek Emergency Relief for Purged New York Voters in Advance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 3, 2016  Federal Lawsuit Claims New York City Board of Elections Actions Violate National Voter Registration Act Washington,…

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Nov 2, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Victory in Boost to Registration Rates in Chatham County, Georgia Following Extension of Voter Registration Deadline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 2, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the Atlanta law …

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Oct 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Attempts to Thwart Voter Participation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 27, 2016 Washington, D.C.  – Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for C…

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Oct 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Seeks Extension of Voter Registration Deadline in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 18, 2016 Virginia’s Online Voter Registration System Crashes,Locking Out Eligible Voters on Day of Registration Deadline Washing…

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Oct 13, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Suit Seeking Emergency Extension of Voter Registration Deadline in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 13, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), together with the l…

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Oct 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urges State Officials to Extend Voter Registration Deadlines and Early Voting Opportunities in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 7, 2016 Washington, D.C. – As states brace for the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights U…

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Oct 5, 2016

Georgia Says It Will Allow Tens of Thousands of Previously-Rejected Voters to Cast Ballots This November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2016 In response to a lawsuit by voting rights groups, Kemp tells court he will suspendflawed database matching prerequisite an…

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Oct 4, 2016

National Civil Rights Organizations Ramp Up Election Protection 2016 to Protect Voting Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 4, 2016 Washington, D.C. – With the 2016 general election just one month away, Election Protection, the nation’s largest …

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Sep 27, 2016

Election Protection Celebrates National Voter Registration Day; Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Provides Live Assistance to Any Voters Who Have Questions or Concerns During the Registration Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Election Protection, a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting and expandin…

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Sep 14, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates File New Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Restrictive Exact-Match Voter Registration Verification Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 Exact-Match Verification Scheme has Prevented Tens of Thousands of Eligible Georgians from Registering to Vote, the Maj…

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Sep 14, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Agency’s Decision to Permit Implementation of Discriminatory Proof of Citizenship Laws, Finding it “Difficult to Imagine a More Clear Violation” of Administrative Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Columbia issued an opinion detailing the re…

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Sep 12, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement Responding to District Court’s Decision To Postpone Argument on Summary Judgment in Case Challenging EAC Director Brian Newby’s Directive on Proof of Citizenship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.–United States District Judge Richard Leon indicated that he was inclined to defer argument and decis…

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Sep 12, 2016

Young Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Panel Discussion with National Leaders on Critical Intersection of Voting Power and Educational Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Young Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (YLC) will host a panel discussion …

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Sep 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Judges to Highest Courts in State of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 MONTGOMERY, ALA. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers…

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