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la Louisiana Federal Court Upholds the Spirit and Letter of the NVRA
By Niyati Shah July 28, 2016

In an exhaustive opinion handed down in Louisiana, a federal district court basically held that mere lip service to the public assistance provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is not an option. Read more

News

Project Vote interns Sarah Schwartz, Julia Burzynski, and Jacob Conarck stand outside the U.S. Court of Appeals. (Project Vote) Federal Court Hears Pivotal Voting Rights Case
By Sarah Schwartz June 23, 2016

This week, a federal court heard a case "that will determine the outcome of one of the most unprecedented attacks against voting rights in history." Read more

Election Legislation

(Sarah Hattie/Creative Commons) Groups Tell Gov. Kasich to Veto Bill That Violates Voting Rights
By Erin Ferns Lee May 31, 2016

Project Vote and Ohio advocacy groups urge Governor Kasich to veto a bill that would make it harder to keep polling places open in the event of an emergency. Read more

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Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

The Supreme Court of the United States
By Marissa Liebling September 16, 2016

While legislative activity has slowed over the summer, the legal battles over election laws are heating up. Project Vote Legislative Director Marissa Liebling discusses the current landscape. Read more

Georgia’s Discriminatory Voter Verification Process

By Michael Slater September 14, 2016

Project Vote President Michael Slater discusses our new lawsuit to protect voters of color in the state of Georgia. Read more

Report from US Commission on Civil Rights Highlights Crucial NVRA Section 7 Compliance Requirements

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By Archita Taylor September 12, 2016

A new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides important proposals and guidelines for ensuring that all Americans have an opportunity to register and vote. Read more

Court Must Intervene to Protect N.C. Voters, Project Vote Argues

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By Catherine Flanagan September 2, 2016

At a court hearing this week, Project Vote attorneys argued North Carolina voters need immediate relief in advance of the November election. Read more

California and Virginia Move to Restore Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (Photo by Kate Wellington/CC 2.0)
By Marissa Liebling September 1, 2016

Recent moves in two states seek to restore voting rights to Americans with former felony convictions who have served their time, paid their debt, and rejoined their communities. Read more

Project Vote Joins Coalition in Calling on Parties to Denounce Voter Intimidation

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By Project Vote August 31, 2016

In an open letter sent by the Election Protection Coalition today, Project Vote joins 75 other national and state-based civil rights organizations in calling on the leadership of America's major political parties to stand up against voter intimidation efforts. Read more

Voter ID Rulings Serve as a Stark Reminder of Missing Protections in 2016

Protect the Voting Rights Act rally at the SCOTUS, February 2013. (Photo by David Sachs/SEIU)
By Archita Taylor, Niyati Shah August 11, 2016

Recent court victories against voter suppression just underline the missing protections of the Voting Rights Act in this crucial election year. Read more

Louisiana Federal Court Upholds the Spirit and Letter of the NVRA

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By Niyati Shah July 28, 2016

In an exhaustive opinion handed down in Louisiana, a federal district court basically held that mere lip service to the public assistance provisions of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is not an option. Read more

Families USA Offers Voter Registration Webinar for Health Exchange Assisters

Photo: Project Vote
By Sarah Brannon July 20, 2016

Drawing on Project Vote resources, Families USA recently provided a webinar reminding ACA Assisters that they can serve another important role: helping clients register to vote. Read more

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Debunking Ohio’s Rationalization for Discriminating Against Voters Who Miss an Election

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
By LaShonda Brenson, Stephen Mortellaro July 18, 2016

Just because someone hasn't voted recently, that doesn't mean they moved, and it certainly doesn't mean they should be removed from the rolls. Read more