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As Secretary Burwell Starts Work, Fixing Voter Registration System in Health Benefits Exchanges Should Be a Top Priority Print 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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In Election Legislation, Many Proposals but Few Solutions Print E-mail

New Project Vote Report Examines States' Records in 2014

May 29, 2014

Washington, DC – “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” President Obama said recently. And indeed, in this important election year, there is a battle over election laws being waged in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. 

Today, Project Vote released a new report analyzing the legislative landscape in 2014, and assessing the ground gained and lost so far in the war over voting rights. 

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U.S. Court of Appeals Orders Stay in Proof of Citizenship Case Print 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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Project Vote Receives over $50,000 from CREDO for Voting Rights Work Print 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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Florida Purge Program Was Illegal, Rules Federal Court Print E-mail
Three-Judge Panel Rules that 2012 Purge Violated National Voter Registration Act

April 2, 2014
 
MIAMI – Marking a major victory for Florida voters, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Florida’s 2012 voter purge program violated federal law. The court, in a 2-1 decision, found that Gov. Rick Scott’s voter purge of suspected non-citizens in 2012 violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), because systematic removal programs are barred within 90 days of a federal election.
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