“LDF and Project Vote Win Important Legal Victory for Public Assistance Recipients in Louisiana”

Press release: “Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana’s public assistance agency clients—the state’s poorest and most marginalized residents—will be offered an opportunity to register to vote. In a forceful decision, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP that Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that all public assistance clients must be provided with a voter registration application whether they seek benefits in person or by the internet, telephone and mail.  Louisiana argued that its public assistance agencies were only required to offer voter registration to those clients who appeared in person.”

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