The Latest on Voting Rights
Voting Rights Cases and Actions
Four Americans and the League of United Latin American Citizens of Richmond are suing the Public Interest Legal Foundation and its president, J. Christian Adams, for engaging in a multiyear campaign of voter intimidation in the state of Virginia.
CLC sent letters to six states informing them that their voter registration forms were not up-to-date and did not accurately explain voter eligibility.
Texas engaged in unlawful redistricting, so the state should be liable when it reaffirms that unlawful decision by reenacting the same unlawful districts without change.
In 2017, the Alabama Legislature passed a new law clarifying its felony disenfranchisement law, which likely enfranchises tens of thousands or more Alabamians. But these laws will only empower voters if they know about their eligibility to vote. CLC joined with the Southern Poverty Law Center to launch the Alabama Voting Rights Project, a grassroots campaign and online tool to educate voters in Alabama about their right to vote.
CLC has been fighting against Texas’s discriminatory photo voter ID law since 2011. CLC represents Texas Congressman Marc Veasey and a group for Texas voters who challenged the law as unconstitutional and discriminatory. Years of litigation have ensured that voters in Texas can never be turned away from the polls simply for lacking a certain type of photo ID.
CLC joined with American Constitution Society and Georgetown University Law Center to create the Voting Rights Institute in 2014. The VRI works to prepare the next generation of attorneys, experts and activists to preserve our democracy and protect the ability of all Americans to vote
CLC challenged the state's extremely complicated registration process in federal court and reached a settlement agreement that eases Arizona's registration process, so that tens of thousands of voter registrations in Arizona would not be rejected because of unnecessary bureaucracy.