Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Tennessee’s Voter Registration Law
The Campaign Legal Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Tennessee and the Fair Elections Center challenged the law on behalf of voter registration groups, including the League of Women Voters of Tennessee and the American Muslim Advisory Council. In a press release issued Thursday by the Campaign Legal Center, the organization asserts that Tennessee lawmakers passed the law to deal with the influx of new voters instead of dedicating more resources to help election offices. Danielle Lang, co-director for voting and redistricting at the organization, stressed how voter registration drives are important to help register people in underserved communities. "Voter registration drives for years have been a way for historically marginalized groups to empower their communities and gain access to the ballot box, and we are all pleased that this tradition will be allowed to continue," Lang said in the press release.
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