CLC Letter to Tennessee General Assembly on SB 971 and HB 1079

On April 2, 2019, CLC submitted this letter to all members of the Tennessee General Assembly, urging them to reject legislation that would impose severe criminal and civil penalties on organizations that submit deficient or inaccurate voter registration forms. Both House Bill 1079 and Senate Bill 971 would unlawfully burden the First Amendment rights of groups engaged in voter registration drives and drastically undermine voter registration activities in Tennessee, a state whose voter registration rates already rank among the lowest in the country.