Dec 9 / Estelle Rogers

Project Vote Testimony on State of Civil Rights

Project Vote submitted testimony today on “The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States”  for a hearing held by Sen. Dick Durbin before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. The following is an excerpt from our testimony.

“We are grateful for Senator Durbin’s leadership in convening this hearing. The end of a Congress is indeed a good time to take stock: of progress made, of work left undone, of prospects for the future. With the imminent change in the balance of power, the end of this Congress is a particularly good time. We will restrict our comments to issues related to the right to vote in this country, though of course there are many other civil and human rights to be considered by the Subcommittee.

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Nov 13 / Estelle Rogers

Time for Bipartisanship on Voting Rights

Rep. Becerra at a press conference in 2010. (By Celt Sox [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Rep. Becerra at a press conference in 2010. (By Celt Sox/Wikimedia Commons)

When the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals last week rejected the claims of Arizona and Kansas that their states’ voter registration rules requiring documentary proof of citizenship trumped the federal law’s authority over the federal registration form, Rep. Javier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, captured the sentiments of many of us who care about voting rights:

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Nov 7 / Michael Slater

Victory in Proof-of-Citizenship Case

In a major victory for voting rights, today the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned an earlier decision in Kobach v. EAC, and rejected the effort by Arizona and Kansas to add documentary proof-of-citizenship to the federal voter registration.

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Nov 4 / Catherine Flanagan

More Than 15,000 New Mexicans May Need to Register On Election Day, Vote A Provisional Ballot

Thousands of people who conducted business at a New Mexico motor vehicles office between January 1 to June 1, 2014 and answered “yes” to the question “would you like to register to vote,” were not offered voter registration services as required under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the settlement agreement in the Valdez v. Duran case. Today, these would-be voters may have to vote by provisional ballot.

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Oct 31 / Kate Bass

Webinars Focus on Voter Registration for ACA Enrollment Assisters

ACA Voter Registration Webinar Photo

Project Vote’s Kate Bass prepares to host another ACA Voter Registration webinar.

Every Tuesday this October, Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment assisters from around the country gathered online to learn more about voter registration as part of health benefits enrollment.

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