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Arizona Once Again Failing to Offer Required Voter Registration E-mail

Secretary of State Bennett and State Agencies on Notice for Violations of Federal Law 

August 6, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ — Citing clear evidence that numerous low-income Arizona residents have been denied the opportunity to register to vote, the League of Women Voters of Arizona and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) sent official notice today to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, as well to the heads of three Arizona public assistance agencies (the Department of Economic Security, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, and the Department of Health Services), that the State is violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). 

Political Participation of LGBT Americans E-mail

Until recently, little has been known about the political participation of LGBT individuals. Historically, most of the national surveys and polls about registration and voting have failed to ask identifying questions on sexual orientation, making it difficult for researchers to track down participation trends among this population. In recent years this situation has begun to change, however, as more and more polls and surveys have collected data on political behavior among the LGBT population. 

In this new research memo, Political Participation of LGBT Americans, Project Vote Political Scientist Vanessa M. Perez reviews and summarizes the findings of recent research, and identifies important gaps in our knowledge about LGBT participation. 

Download this research memo here

As Secretary Burwell Starts Work, Fixing Voter Registration System in Health Benefits Exchanges Should Be a Top Priority E-mail
Congressional Progressive Caucus and voting rights groups call on new head of HHS to address violations of federal voting law
June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the Senate confirmed the appointment of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) sent Secretary Burwell a letter emphasizing the importance of properly incorporating voter registration services into the federal Exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (The letter may be read here.) 
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