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Press Releases

July 9, 2018

Suit Filed Today Re Denial of Mississippi African American Voters Equal Opportunity to Participate in State Representative Election

June 26, 2018

Baltimore Board of Elections Extends Voting Hours for Polling Station Following Lawyers’ Committee / Maryland NAACP  Lawsuit

March 12, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Efforts To Deploy Secret Service Agents To Polling Sites

December 4, 2017

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments Over Discriminatory Motivation Behind Texas Voter ID Law and Appropriate Remedy

September 6, 2017

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Removal of Voters from New York Poll Books

July 18, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Continues Fighting For Transparent Proceedings Of Kobach Commission

February 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Oppose Texas & Justice Department Effort to Delay Hearing on Photo ID Law

January 23, 2017

Supreme Court News: Texas’s Strict Photo ID Law Still Blocked; High Court Declines to Hear Case, Letting Appeals Court Decision Striking Down Discriminatory ID Law to Still Stand

December 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Important Voting Rights Victory in Rural Georgia

December 2, 2016

Virtual Town Hall on Nationwide Spike in Hate-Filled Incidents

November 8, 2016

Largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition Election Protection urges voting reform

November 6, 2016

Statement by Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, co-leader, Election Protection, and manager of legal mobilization and strategic campaigns, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, regarding deceptive voting information shared on social media

November 5, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Achieve Emergency Relief for Purged Voters in Lawsuit Against New York City Board of Elections

November 3, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Seek Emergency Relief for Purged New York Voters in Advance

November 2, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Alleged Arson of Black Church in Greenville, Mississippi

November 2, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Announces Victory in Boost to Registration Rates in Chatham County, Georgia Following Extension of Voter Registration Deadline

October 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Attempts to Thwart Voter Participation

October 13, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Suit Seeking Emergency Extension of Voter Registration Deadline in Georgia

October 5, 2016

Georgia Says It Will Allow Tens of Thousands of Previously-Rejected Voters to Cast Ballots This November

October 4, 2016

National Civil Rights Organizations Ramp Up Election Protection 2016 to Protect Voting Rights

September 26, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Agency’s Decision to Permit Implementation of Discriminatory Proof of Citizenship Laws, Finding it “Difficult to Imagine a More Clear Violation” of Administrative Law

September 14, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates File New Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Restrictive Exact-Match Voter Registration Verification Scheme

September 12, 2016

Young Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Panel Discussion with National Leaders on Critical Intersection of Voting Power and Educational Equity

September 12, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement Responding to District Court’s Decision To Postpone Argument on Summary Judgment in Case Challenging EAC Director Brian Newby’s Directive on Proof of Citizenship

September 7, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Judges to Highest Courts in State of Alabama

August 31, 2016

Election Protection Coalition Pens Open Letter to Political Parties Concerning Voter Intimidation

August 24, 2016

Election Protection to Provide Crucial Assistance to Voters During the Arizona and Florida State and Federal Primary Elections

August 15, 2016

Univision Communications Inc and Fusion Media Group Partner with Election Protection Coalition to Expand Their National Voter Engagement Efforts

August 10, 2016

Texas Voters Now Have Equal Access to Ballot in Major Voting Victory

August 8, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Files Major Lawsuit Against Gwinnett County, Georgia Alleging Violation of the Voting Rights Act

August 4, 2016

Election Protection Releases New Report Providing Review of Voting Rights Problems During 2016 Primary Election Season Ahead of the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

July 29, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Response to Major 4th Circuit Ruling Blocking North Carolina “Monster Voter Suppression” Law

July 20, 2016

Victory for Texas Voters: Strict Photo ID Found Discriminatory

July 20, 2016

Latino Voters File Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Texas’s High Court Judges

July 18, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Expresses Disappointment with U.S. Department of Justice Decision to Terminate Critical Federal Observer Program

July 14, 2016

Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Introduces Needed Reform

July 14, 2016

Coalition and New Jersey Officials Improve Voter Registration Opportunities in the State

July 7, 2016

Groups Seek Emergency Relief and Judicial Oversight for Elections in Maricopa County, Arizona

June 27, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urges Virginia Court to Uphold the Restoration of Voting Rights to Individuals With Criminal Histories

June 24, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Looks Back at Three Years Without the Full Protections of the Landmark Voting Rights Act

June 21, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Releases New Report Examining Voting Rights Restrictions Following 2013 Supreme Court Ruling

June 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Submits Letter of Support for Automatic and Online Voter Registration Bills Under Consideration by the New York State Legislature

June 7, 2016

Voters Encounter Barriers at the Polls During June 7 Presidential Primary Elections

June 2, 2016

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Voting Rights in Maricopa, Arizona Following Recent Presidential Preference Primary Election Fiasco

May 23, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Likely to Result in Increased Electoral Opportunities for African-American Voters in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District

May 23, 2016

Fifth Circuit Court Should Uphold Ruling That Texas Photo ID Law is Discriminatory

May 17, 2016

A Petition Drive Organized by a Coalition of Voting Rights Advocates and Community Members Stops Move of a Polling Location in a Majority African American Precinct to the Macon-Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

April 28, 2016

Election Protection Releases Brief and Multimedia Map, “The Caucuses Impact the Right to Vote”, to Explore Caucus Voting in Election 2016

April 26, 2016

Voters Continued to Face Challenges During the April 26 Primary Elections

April 22, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Virginia Governor’s Action Restoring Voting Rights to More Than 200,000 People

April 19, 2016

New York Voters Encounter Barriers to the Ballot Box During the April 19 Presidential Primary

April 18, 2016

As Voters Head to the Polls for the New York Primary Elections, Election Protection to Provide Critical Assistance

April 14, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates Seek to Protect Minority Voting Rights Following Relocation of Polling Site to Sheriff’s Office

April 5, 2016

Voters Face Challenges at the Polls During April 5 Wisconsin Presidential Primary and St. Louis Municipal Elections

April 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding One Person, One Vote

March 30, 2016

Civil Rights and Civic Groups Urge State and Local Election Officials to Take Corrective Action Following Election Crisis in Arizona on March 22

March 23, 2016

Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Immediately Protect the Right of North Carolina Citizens to Vote in the 2016 Election

March 15, 2016

Voters Face Challenges at Polls During March 15 Primary Election

March 15, 2016

Election Protection Providing Crucial Assistance to Voters During Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio Primary Elections

March 14, 2016

Coalition Secures Settlement That Expands Voter Registration Opportunities Across Nevada

March 1, 2016

As Polls Close on Super Tuesday, Election Protection Received Over 2,000 Calls

March 1, 2016

Voters Without Vital Information on Morning of Super Tuesday As Several Secretary of States’ Websites Were Down

February 26, 2016

Lawsuit Challenging San Juan County’s Mail-Only Electoral System Filed

February 24, 2016

Voters File Federal Lawsuit Challenging the Emanuel County School Board’s District Maps

February 24, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, with National Civil Rights Organizations and State Advocates, Launch Election Protection 2016 to Educate, Empower and Engage Voters in First Presidential Election Since Weakened Voting Rights Act

February 12, 2016

Proof of Citizenship Action Illegal, Federal Suit Says

February 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Praises Maryland Legislature for Restoring Voting Rights

December 8, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Heard Case Today That Threatens to Silence Minorities and Other Groups, Making Them Invisible in the Eyes of State Governments

November 3, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates File Federal Lawsuit Against the Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration for Improperly Removing Eligible Black Voters from Registration List

November 3, 2015

Election Protection Receives Over 1,900 Calls During November 3 Election

November 2, 2015

Election Protection Hotlines Available to Provide Assistance to General Election Voters Nationwide on Nov. 3

October 28, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for November 3rd Virginia Elections

October 27, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for General Election Day Across the Nation on Nov. 3

October 20, 2015

Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters for October 24th Louisiana Primary Election

September 22, 2015

New Report Released by National Commission on Voting Rights: More Work Needed to Improve Registration and Voting in the U.S.

September 3, 2015

Ninth Circuit Hands Victory to Voting Rights Groups in Public Assistance Voter Registration Case

August 27, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Praise Wolf Administration’s Move to Offer Online Voter Registration

August 6, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Releases Report and Multimedia Timeline, “The VRA at 50: The Texas Voter ID Story,” to commemorate the Voting Rights Act’s 50th Anniversary

August 5, 2015

Victory for Texas Voters: Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Photo ID Law

July 1, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Praises Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Proof of Citizenship Requirement for Voters

June 25, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes Congressional Efforts to Restore and Update the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 17, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems

April 27, 2015

Texas Photo ID Argument Tomorrow: Fifth Circuit Must Uphold Ruling Striking Down Discriminatory Requirement

March 26, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes United States Supreme Court Decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

March 19, 2015

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit

March 4, 2015

Fifth Circuit Should Uphold Ruling Striking Down Texas’s Discriminatory Photo ID Law

February 12, 2015

Lawyers’ Committee Releases 2014 Election Protection Report: Democracy Should Not Be This Hard

February 2, 2015

National Non-partisan Voting Rights Organizations Team Up to Host Ninth Annual Voting and Elections Summit

October 16, 2014

Satellite Early Voting Office to Open in Wanblee, South Dakota, After Civil Rights Complaint

March 19, 2009

Lawyers’ Committee Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

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August 4, 2016

Election Protection Brief: The 2016 Primaries In-Review

June 21, 2016

Voting Rights Communication Pipelines: Georgia after Shelby County

April 28, 2016

Election Protection Brief: The Caucuses and the Right to Vote

February 24, 2016

Election Protection Brief: #ProtectOURVOTE

February 24, 2016

All Election Protection 2016 Briefs and Reports

January 14, 2016

Online Voter Registration: Accessible for All?

August 18, 2015

Online Voter Registration Could Save Pennsylvania Up to $1 Million in 2016

August 6, 2015

The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Texas Voter ID Story

May 15, 2015

Can I Vote Again? How to Restore Voting Rights After Felony Conviction in Kentucky

February 12, 2015

The 2014 Election Protection Report: Democracy Should Not Be This Hard

September 23, 2014

Voting Rights Toolkit for Civic Organizations

September 23, 2014

Voting Rights Toolkit for Faith Communities

September 23, 2014

10 Ways to Protect Voting Rights

September 23, 2014

Sample Voting Rights Sabbath Messages

April 30, 2014

Shelby County v. Holder: When the Rational Becomes Irrational

April 30, 2014

To Accept or to Reject: Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Elections Clause, and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993

October 31, 2013

Expecting the Unexpected: Election Planning for Emergencies

September 30, 2013

Democracy Imprisoned: A Review of the Prevalence and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States

August 31, 2013

Lining Up: Ensuring Equal Access to the Right to Vote

January 31, 2013

Election Protection 2012: Our Broken Voting System and How To Repair It

October 31, 2012

Early Voting Patterns by Race in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Statistical Analysis of the 2008 General Election

July 31, 2012

Deceptive Election Practices and Voter Intimidation: The Need for Voter Protection

April 30, 2012

Got ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification

January 31, 2012

Pulling Back the Curtain: An Analysis of Racial Voting Shows that Mississippi’s Ugly History of Voter Suppression Continues

September 30, 2011

Redistricting: Estimating Citizen Voting Age Population

December 31, 2010

Election Protection 2010 Report

December 31, 2008

Election Protection 2008: Helping Voters Today, Modernizing the System for Tomorrow

June 30, 2008

Election protection 2008 Primary Report: Looking Ahead to November

February 6, 2008

Government Issued Photo Identification and Proof of Citizenship Requirements for Voters

December 31, 2006

Election Protection: Report on the Legal Program (2006)

February 28, 2006

Highlights of Hearings of The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act 2005

February 28, 2006

Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act at Work 1982-2005

December 31, 2004

Election Protection 2004: Shattering the Myth

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March 7, 2017

52 Years Later, the Fight for Voting Rights Continues

August 5, 2016

A Changed Consensus on Voter ID Laws

June 28, 2016

Expanding Opportunities to Register to Vote Online—Pennsylvania and Kentucky Set Examples

May 9, 2016

Protecting the Right to Vote with Election Protection

March 23, 2016

Moving Toward a More Open and Accessible Election System: A Look at New York

January 14, 2016

Online Voter Registration: Accessible for All?

November 1, 2015

Why the Fall 2015 elections (and every election) matter

September 22, 2015

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by Improving Elections Ahead of 2016

August 10, 2015

The Lawyers’ Committee’s Role in the Longstanding Fight for Racial Justice in Waller County

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