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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Actions By Lawmakers in 4 States That Would Gut Ballot Initiative Outcomes and Undermine Reform

For Immediate Release December 3, 2018

Officials in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina Move to Block Pro-Democracy Reform

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, released the following statement in response to lawmakers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina taking extraordinary steps to pass new laws that will make it more difficult to vote:

 In no uncertain terms, we condemn the 11th hour efforts being made by lawmakers to undermine the important pro-democracy reforms and measures that have been passed by voters. This naked power grab by lawmakers undermines the public’s confidence in the electoral process and breeds distrust in elected officials. These attempts to block reforms and stunt progress are incredibly anti-democratic.”

 

About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 

 The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. Now in its 55th year, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is continuing its quest to “Move America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights.

 

Contact: Derrick Robinson, [email protected]202-662-8317

 

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