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acs_votersuppression_conference_blog The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election
By Archita Taylor November 17, 2016

While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

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sessions_cc_gage_skidmore_blog Civil Rights Coalition: Sessions is Unfit to Serve as Attorney General
By Project Vote December 1, 2016

Project Vote joins 144 other national organizations to denounce Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become Attorney General of the United States. Read more

Election Legislation

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By Erin Ferns Lee November 21, 2016

While advocates and lawmakers have slowly worked over the last 50-plus years to make the democratic process more inclusive, efficient, and modern, the future of voting rights remains uncertain under Trump. Read more

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Civil Rights Coalition: Sessions is Unfit to Serve as Attorney General

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By Project Vote December 1, 2016

Project Vote joins 144 other national organizations to denounce Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become Attorney General of the United States. Read more

Project Vote Board Member on Democracy Under Trump

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By Project Vote November 30, 2016

Project Vote board member and associate professor at Fordham University, Christina Greer discusses Donald Trump's threat to democracy on MSNBC's All in with Chris Hayes. Read more

Monitor Voting Rights Legislation in 2017

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By Michael Slater November 30, 2016

Under the current political climate, we can expect newly emboldened state legislatures to do awful things. If you want to stay informed of what’s happening to voting rights at the state level, here are some resources. Read more

New Report Explains How “Motor Voter” is Leaving Voters Who Move Behind

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By Project Vote November 23, 2016

When you update your address at the DMV, they should also update your voter registration. But a new report explains how—in too many states—that just isn't happening. Read more

One Voter

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By Estelle Rogers November 23, 2016

Former Project Vote legislative director Estelle Rogers shares a story of one new citizen's long and confusing journey in navigating Florida's voter registration process that ultimately ended without a vote. Read more

Sessions: He Hasn’t Changed and Neither Should Our Standards

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By Estelle Rogers November 22, 2016

Estelle Rogers, retired progressive advocate and former Project Vote colleague, writes on Jeff Sessions’ defeat for a federal judgeship in 1986 and his current nomination for the office of the Attorney General. Sessions, she writes, “hasn’t changed, and neither should our standards.” Read more

Legislative Threats and Opportunities Update

Photo: Marco Verch via Creative Commons
By Erin Ferns Lee November 21, 2016

While advocates and lawmakers have slowly worked over the last 50-plus years to make the democratic process more inclusive, efficient, and modern, the future of voting rights remains uncertain under Trump. Read more

The Foxes Guarding the Henhouse: A Voting Rights Guide to the Trump White House

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By Michael McDunnah November 18, 2016

The election may be over, but—as the Trump administration takes shape—it's clear that the battle for voting rights is just beginning. Read more

The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election

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By Archita Taylor November 17, 2016

While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

“Now we go to work.” An Open Letter to the Civil Rights Community from Project Vote’s President

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By Michael Slater November 9, 2016

A post-election message to the civil and voting rights communities, from Project Vote president Michael Slater. Read more