“Short Film About Victim of Texas Voter ID Law Shows Why We Need to Pass The Voting Rights Advancement Act Being Introduced Today”

Release: Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film … Continue reading

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Pete Peterson at Zocalo Talks About Running for CA Secretary of State

Peterson: Also favoring the insider—particularly in California—is the substantial presence of the “third house”—a vast network of associations, corporations, and unions with lobbying interests in Sacramento. Most Californians have never heard of the California Infill Builders Federation PAC, the Technet … Continue reading

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“New Voting Rights Litigation Summary from CLC Shows Growing Voter Dilution and Suppression Efforts Since Supreme Court’s Shelby County Decision”

Release: Over the past few years, efforts to dilute and suppress minority voting rights or to restrict the vote for partisan gain have spiked dramatically.  Racially-discriminatory voting laws have been passed in states and municipalities across the country, particularly in … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be Silly – THE PCEA WORKED: A Rejoinder to Some Critics of Hasen’s Slate Piece”

Doug Chapin: My major disagreement with the two critiques is the apparent assumption that the outcome of next year’s presidential election will matter in the ongoing fights over election policy. First of all, the federal government has little if any … Continue reading

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“Is Hillary Clinton Dooming Real Election Reform? If the Democratic front-runner cares so much about voting rights, then she shouldn’t be politicizing them.”

I have written this new piece for Slate.  It begins: Hillary Clinton spoke at Texas Southern University last week, where she put forward some good and provocative ideas for improving our elections. She wants Congress to fix the part of the … Continue reading

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