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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief, on behalf of the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens, contending that the congressional redistricting plan adopted by the independent redistricting commission violates the state constitution’s prohibition on districts that dilute Latino voters’ electoral influence.
Congress should pass and President Biden should sign into law the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This bill would ensure that attempts to create barriers to voting that discriminate against voters based on race, color or national origin get federal review, so we all have an equal say in...
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.
This backgrounder can be used by members of the media and the public to guide their understanding of the electoral process of electing a President.
On September 15, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and other partners sent a letter to the Iberia Parish Council in Louisiana urging them to provide answers and resources to voters whose polling places were abruptly closed ahead of the statewide Fall 2021 elections.
Congress should pass and President Biden should sign into law the Freedom to Vote Act. This sweeping, transformative bill would make the promise of democracy more real for us all by increasing Americans’ access to the freedom to vote, curbing gerrymandering and improving the functionality of the...
On Sept. 17, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) produced additional documents in response to Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) FOIA request for documents pertaining to DOJ’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
On behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Colorado LULAC, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a third set of comments regarding the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission’s Third Staff Congressional Plan proposal, which violates the Colorado Constitution’s prohibition on maps that dilute the electoral influence of minority voters.
CLC with its partners at the Prison Policy Initiative submitted a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons calling on the agency to share data necessary to allow states and localities to implement two pro-democracy reforms: enacting universal enfranchisement and abolishing prison gerrymandering.
Congress should pass and President Joe Biden should sign into law the comprehensive set of democracy reforms outlined in H.R. 1/S. 1 to advance the freedom to vote, strengthen ethics laws, end partisan gerrymandering and decrease the influence of wealthy special interests in our political system.
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), 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.
Voters across the Deep South have seen a reduced access to the polls because of mass closures of polling places. Fewer polling places results in long wait times and longer journeys to the polls, reducing access to the ballot box for voters of color and low-income voters. CLC is working with...
The first staff congressional plan proposed to the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission dilutes the electoral influence of Colorado’s Latino Voters. On Sept. 10, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted comments to the commission outlining the deficiencies in the proposed plan.
CLC is representing Wisconsin voters and advocacy organizations in a legal challenge to ensure that Wisconsin’s current state assembly maps are struck down as unconstitutional and new maps are drawn for future elections.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a demonstrative plan on behalf of the plaintiffs for Milwaukee-area state assembly districts to remedy vote dilution.
On Sept. 7, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a First Amended Complaint challenging malapportioned districts and districts that dilute the voting strength of Black voters.
On behalf of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Voces de la Frontera and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and three individual voters, Campaign Legal Center filed the attached complaint in Wisconsin on Aug. 19, 2021 alleging malapportionment of the existing state legislative districts, and asked the court to set a schedule to consider a court-drawn plan in light of the likely impasse between the legislature and the governor.