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Jun 24 / Erin Ferns Lee

Project Vote Urges Lawmakers to Support New Voting Rights Bill

Photo: United States Senate [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By United States Senate [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

While voting and civil rights advocates prepare to rally in support of restoring the Voting Rights Act in Roanoke, Va. tomorrow, Congressional members introduced a new bill that would update protections against discriminatory voting practices. Project Vote submitted a letter today to urge members of Congress to support this new legislation.

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Jun 24 / Erin Ferns Lee

Mass. and Va. Adopt Beneficial Voting Policies This Week

Photo: Mrs. Gemstone via Creative Commons.

Photo: Mrs. Gemstone via Creative Commons.

Massachusetts and Virginia adopted policies that would make voter registration and voting accessible to more citizens this week.

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Jun 22 / Project Vote

Project Vote to Join Hundreds in Roanoke Voting Rights Rally on Shelby Anniversary

Photo: Yoichi Okamoto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Yoichi Okamoto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Washington, D.C.— Project Vote will travel to Roanoke, Virginia’s Elmwood Park this Thursday, June 25, to join civil rights groups and voting rights advocates in a rally to restore the Voting Rights Act. On this 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Project Vote will gather with hundreds of concerned Americans to defend the right to vote and ensure that all Americans can participate in our democracy.

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Jun 17 / Project Vote

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit

Photo: nd-nʎ via Creative Commons

Photo: nd-nʎ via Creative Commons

MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems

BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities to low-income citizens who receive public assistance benefits.

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Jun 10 / Erin Ferns Lee

Ohio Senate Committee Considers Online Voter Registration Bill

Ohio State Capitol

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM via Creative Commons

Online voter registration has gained bipartisan support in Ohio in recent years, particularly from Secretary of State Jon Husted. That broad support was heard today for Senate Bill 63, bringing the state one step closer to adopting online voter registration.
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