SECURING JUSTICE FOR ALL
The U.S. Constitution requires an actual count of all persons in the United States based on where they live or sleep most of the time. The process is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years and is responsible for the allocation of resources and redistricting.
Thank you to all who joined us for the live streamed 20th Anniversary A. Leon Higginbotham Award Event. It was a dynamic event, with honorees who are true champions of causes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. If you were not able to join us live, you are still able to access and watch the event here.
The United States Postal Service delivers much more than letters and packages- it’s how Americans receive their medication, file taxes, pay bills, vote, and much more. It is a way for low-income families or those who live in the most rural areas to send and receive the mail with ease. It is an institution that holds this nation together.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.
Fair & Free Elections
Blog, Press Releases & Newsclips
D.C. Police Union Attempts to Block Body-Worn Camera Footage in Effort to Skirt Public Accountability
(Washington, D.C.) — The public deserves to know the names of officers involved in violence against civilians and to watch camera footage from those events, argues the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in an amicus brief filed Monday in the D.C. Superior...
Victory! Mississippi Voters Will Have the Ability to Correct Minor Absentee Ballot Issues, Curbside Voting Expanded
(Jackson, Miss.) - A new ‘notice and cure process’ to give voters a chance to correct minor issues with their absentee ballots and expanded curbside voting were implemented today by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson for the Nov. 2020 election. A lawsuit...
(Washington, D.C.) – On Tuesday, Oct. 20, legal volunteers staffing the non-partisan Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls from Utah residents who experience problems at the polls during early voting. Starting on...
In First-Of-Its-Kind Lawsuit to Stop Voter Intimidation Robocalls, Civil Rights Group Invokes Ku Klux Klan Act
(NEW YORK) - Two US citizens who made robocalls to purposefully disenfranchise Black voters must be ordered to stop, and monetary damages must be given to those who were affected by the robocalls, a lawsuit filed today against the citizens argues. The lawsuit claims...
(Washington, D.C.) – On Monday, Oct. 19, legal volunteers staffing the non-partisan Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls from California residents who need assistance registering to vote, checking their voter...
Alabama Voters Who Are Registering to Vote Before Election Day Can Access Nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline – 866-OUR-VOTE
(Washington, D.C.) – On Monday, Oct. 19, legal volunteers staffing the non-partisan Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls from Alabama residents who need assistance registering to vote or checking their voter...