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U.S. Court of Appeals Orders Stay in Proof of Citizenship Case E-mail

Change in National Voter Registration Form on Hold Pending Appeal

May 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a stay in Kris W. Kobach et al v. United States, meaning that, while the Court considers the appeal, residents of Kansas and Arizona applying to register to vote using the federal registration form will not be required to provide proof of citizenship. 

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Updated Policy Paper on Youth Voting E-mail

May 9, 2014

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Today, Project Vote is pleased to release the latest updated policy paper in our Issues in Election Administration series, Enfranchising America’s Youth

Despite significant gains in voter turnout over the last decade, young people are still underrepresented within the American electorate, and are among the populations most vulnerable to disenfranchisement. Recent partisan attacks on voting rights, such as strict voter ID laws, have a disproportionate impact on young voters, and risk exacerbating further the existing disparities in the electorate. 

In this updated policy paper, Project Vote Communications Manager Erin Ferns Lee reviews the voting rates of 18- to 29-year-old citizens in recent elections, and examines laws that hinder or facilitate participation by young, non-college attending voters. The paper provides recommendations for effective policies that can improve participation rates for all American youth, including preregistration, high school registration, voter education programs, and other policies that can increase access to registration and voting for this underrepresented population.

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Project Vote Receives over $50,000 from CREDO for Voting Rights Work E-mail
CREDO Empowers Customers to Support Progressive Nonprofits
 
May 5, 2014

San Francisco, CA – CREDO, America’s only progressive phone company, announced today that it is donating $57,589 to Project Vote for the group’s work in 2014 to ensure that every eligible American can register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts. CREDO has donated more than $76 million to organizations committed to social change since the company was founded in 1985.
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