Voter Registration Is Surging—Why do Politicans Want to Criminalize It?
“This seems like a new frontier, a concerning frontier, and one that should be nipped in the bud by the federal courts,” says Danielle Lang, co-director of the Campaign Legal Center’s voting rights and redistricting program. “Because this is the First Amendment at its core.” The Campaign Legal Center and allied voting and civil rights groups have filed suit on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee and other voter registration organizations. A second suit along similar lines has been filed by a coalition that includes the NAACP of Tennessee and the Equity Alliance, which helped spearhead a massive voter registration drive in the state last year.
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