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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 Aug. 26, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Aug. 17, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted the following comments regarding the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission staff’s preliminary congressional and state legislative plans on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens (Colorado LULAC).
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.