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On June 17, 2019, CLC submitted comments to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission regarding its proposed rulemaking on political advertising disclaimer requirements. We recommend that the Ethics Commission limit its interpretation of state law's exemption for certain online ads from disclaimer requirements, and also suggest adding "safe harbor" criteria for including disclaimers on different types of political advertisements.
CLC submitted these written comments for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics’ legal expense fund regulation rulemaking.
CLC’s Restore Your Vote Campaign restores voting rights to people with past convictions by providing direct rights restoration services, empowering community leaders to understand rights restoration laws, and breaking down the false notion that a felony conviction always means you cannot vote.
In Tennessee, the law regarding which people with past criminal convictions can and cannot vote has been confusing. Based on the most recent estimates, Tennessee’s law disenfranchises over 421,000 people in the state, but the good news is that many of those people can get their right to vote back....
Today, Tennessee agreed to update its website to correct inaccurate information about voter registration rules related to felony convictions. The state also agreed to distribute this information sheet to voter registration agencies. These changes come after over six months of steady pressure from CLC, and the Tennessee chapter of the NAACP, to ensure that all those who have the right to vote are able to do so.
While previous Nevada law was one of the most complicated to navigate in the country, as of July 1, 2019 a new law restores voting rights in the state upon completion of any prison term. With this change, Nevada will join the growing number of states that are restoring the right to vote to people...
After nearly two years of seeking to hide the names of individuals involved in an inflammatory email to Attorney General Sessions regarding the Pence-Kobach Commission, the Department of Justice has relented in light of a district court opinion ordering disclosure of the email without the challenged redactions. The newly released document reveals the involvement or mention of Charles J. Cooper, J. Christian Adams, and John Fund.