Recent Cases & Actions
Yakima County uses a voting system that consistently prevents its Latino residents from electing their preferred candidates to the county commission. CLC notified the county commission that this system violates the Washington Voting Rights Act and called on the commission to an alternative election system instead.
In 2011, the Texas legislature enacted Senate Bill 14, the nation’s strict voter photo ID law that left more than a half a million voters without access to the democratic process. After years of litigation, Texas changed its law.
In 2013, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office issued an administrative policy directive that cancels voter registration applications if they do not match exactly with existing records in the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration (SSA) databases unless the voter takes burdensome steps to resolve the problem prior to Election Day.
In 2018, Florida voters restored the right to vote to individuals with felony convictions. The legislature then enacted a law conditioning rights restoration on payment of restitution, fines and fees, tying the right to vote to a person's wealth. CLC represents hundreds of thousands of Floridians who are seeking to participate in the 2020 election.
CLC and Giffords filed four complaints with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the National Rifle Association violated the law by using a series of shell corporations to make millions of dollars of unreported contributions. The FEC failed to act, so CLC Action is suing to force it to hold the NRA accountable for violating the laws designed to limit money’s influence on politics.
Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. A group of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization that worked to pass the constitutional amendment.