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On Sept. 17, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted written comments to the Virginia General Assembly's Joint Subcommittee to Study Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform. Our comments highlight the Supreme Court's jurisprudence upholding election disclosure laws and urge the joint subcommittee to consider transparency reforms for Virginia election campaigns.
On Sept. 15, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted comments to the Virginia State Board of Elections, urging the board to adopt rules regarding political ad disclaimers that include specific requirements for digital political ads.
On Sept. 13, 2021, Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA) filed an amicus brief in support of campaign workers and supporters of a 2020 presidential campaign invoking their rights under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 to be free from political intimidation.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted comments to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission on Aug. 20, 2021. The comments included several recommendations that would fortify the transparency of digital advertising in state elections.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC), NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) and local organizations in Louisiana sent a letter imploring the Caddo Commission to add an additional early voting site in Caddo Parish as a part of an ongoing effort to increase in-person voting access for rural voters and voters of color in the region.
On Aug. 12, 2021, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Pima County Recorder reached a settlement agreement to establish an early voting location on the reservation through 2024.
On Aug. 25, 2021, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe passed a resolution formally recognizing the settlement agreement between the Tribe and the Pima County Recorder to establish an early voting location through 2024.
This manual is a resource for activists and advocates who are helping people with felony convictions vote in Arizona. For more information on felony disenfranchisement, see our online tool RestoreYourVote--updated April 22, 2021.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief as amicus curiae in defense of Colorado’s disclosure law.
In early 2020, Tennessee reversed its earlier policy and began requiring individuals with out-of-state felony convictions who have had their civil rights restored to meet additional burdensome requirements that are erroneous under state law. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sued but the Chancery Court sided with the state in Summer 2020; CLC now appeals on behalf of Ernest Falls.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sent a letter to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s office urging him to veto S.B. 636, which makes information about donors to nonprofit entities, including politically active nonprofits, confidential.
Campaign Legal Center sent a letter opposing H. 4150 to the Election Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary in the South Carolina Legislature. H.4150 proposed to eliminate several eligibility criteria for South Carolina voters to vote by mail in a state that already requires voters to meet eligibility criteria that disproportionately burdens voters of color in the state.
Campaign Legal Center drafted a report outlining voting discrimination in Virginia from 2006-2021 to support the passage of H.R. 4. The report is one of several submitted by the Leadership Conference to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary hearing on Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms, on August 16, 2021.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released a report on Aug. 11, 2021 grading states on their 2021 legislative sessions. This is the first report to zoom in on how states have changed their vote-by-mail and early voting laws this year, finding that seven states enacted restrictive laws in the first half of the year. The report uses a 10-point scale to grade the performance of all states that have completed their legislative sessions, examining the impact of changes caused by COVID-19 and detailing which states are making those changes permanent.
Campaign Legal Center Action (CLCA) filed suit on behalf of End Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after it deadlocked on and, thus, dismissed a complaint against Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), his campaign and New Republican PAC. CLCA is suing the FEC to hold Sen. Scott accountable for coordination with New Republican PAC, a super PAC which spent over $29 million supporting his election during the 2018 cycle.
Campaign Legal Center has filed an amicus brief in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate to defend a law that prevents potential corruption from arising when politicians make personal loans to their own campaigns only to repay them with donations received after Election Day.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) identifying ways the agency can assist in expanding citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process, in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order Promoting Access to Voting.
On August 3, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed Rio Grande Foundation’s appeal for lack of standing.
Campaign Legal Center and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund produced a report on polling place closures in Louisiana and resources for organizers to advocate for better in-person voting in the state.
On April 23, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) posted messaging guidance for this case, advising that a case about the constitutionality of California’s confidential tax reporting law should not be permitted to dilute the Court’s well-established precedents upholding transparency laws. Permitting the wealthy and powerful to exempt themselves from disclosure to avoid a critical public response would harm political transparency laws and undercut the free flow of information and robust debate the First Amendment is meant to protect.