From the Desk of Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter at University of Virginia Law School.
Portrait of Trevor Potter. Photo by Julia Davis/UVA Law School

Periodically, CLC President Trevor Potter sends email messages on topical subjects related to protecting our democracy. To receive these messages, please subscribe here.


Previous emails:


Freedom to Vote on Trial in 2024

Foreign $$ is Seeping into our Leaky Campaign Finance System

Why Election Workers Need Our Help

Four New Threats to the Voting Rights Act (by Paul Smith)

Should voting be easier? (Spoiler alert: yes!)



Have you heard the good news about democracy in Michigan?

Supreme Court Ethics Code Leaves A Lot to Be Desired

AI is a Threat to Our Democracy. Action is Needed Now.

Safeguarding the 2024 Election Requires Action NOW

Keeping the Democracy Agenda Alive in Congress

Accurate Voter Rolls vs. Conspiracy - Who Will Win?

The Latest Warning Sign for Our Democracy

The Untold Story of Trump's Indictment

Must-Read Material for Pro-Democracy Advocates

States Can Protect the Freedom to Vote (by Paul Smith)

Ethics in Congress – A tough road ahead



2022 Year End Message - Reasons for Hope

After the Midterms - Thankful and Concerned

CLC on Alert as Midterms Approach

This Fall – Peril at the Supreme Court for the Pro-Democracy Agenda

At a “crossroads” for democracy, what path will we choose?

The Supreme Court Doubles Down

Here’s some good democracy news.

SCOTUS and Election Spending? Voters Have a Right to Know

Should we ban members of Congress from trading stocks?

After Congress Failed to Act, What Comes Next?



Looking Back, and Looking Ahead to 2022

The Freedom to Vote in Virginia Worked; Both Major Parties Should Embrace

From the Halls of Congress to the Laboratories of Democracy

No Further Delay: The Senate Should Vote on the Freedom to Vote Act

Texas’s New Voting Law Is Part of a Trend, But We Can Change Course

Both Parties Can Support The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Bringing the Power to Measure Gerrymandering to the People

A Tale of Corruption, and Much Needed Solutions

The Freedom to Vote is Under Attack. Here's How the Executive Branch Can Help.

Congress Can Clean Itself Up. Will It?

What's Often Missing in the Headlines About S. 1.

Maps Will Be Redrawn. What’s Next?

Standing Up for the Freedom to Vote

Fighting for Voters and Fair Maps in 2021

The Senate Can Pass Democracy Reform Right Now

America Has an Elections Watchdog, But It's Not Doing Its Job

How Can We Neutralize Trump’s Stolen Election Claims?

Trump’s No Longer President. But Democracy’s Vulnerabilities Remain.

“Drain the swamp” was snake oil — we need real reform.

We Must Fix the Electoral College System



Scamming the American People

Attacks on Democracy: What’s the Way Forward?

We Fought for Democracy, and Voters Won

Count Every Vote.

Your Vote Matters.

Here's Some Reassurance.

The Fight for Democracy is More Important Now Than Ever.

Feeling Confident About Voting This Year

USPS: The Election Is at Stake

What’s the Trump Campaign Hiding?

Is Your Handwriting Good Enough to Vote?

Congress Shouldn’t Profit from the Pandemic

Americans are Making Their Voices Heard

Democracy is a Nonpartisan Value

A Modern Poll Tax? We’re Fighting Back.

November is Coming. We Must Protect the Election.