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CLC and co-counsel are suing to ensure that the voting strength of Latino voters is not unlawfully diluted in state legislative elections in Washington’s Yakima Valley and Pasco region, that this community can remain together and that Latino voters have an equal opportunity to elect candidates of...
Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the UCLA Voting Rights Project and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed a complaint in federal court alleging that the proposed state legislative map drawn by the Washington State Redistricting Commission violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by cracking Latino voters in the Yakima Valley area and not providing Latino voters with an equal opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the UCLA Voting Rights Project (UCLA VRP) filed a supplemental complaint to an ongoing lawsuit alleging that Galveston County continues to discriminate against and dilute the voting strength of Black and Latino voters in denying them the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice in countywide offices. This lawsuit dates back to 2013, and CLC and UCLA VRP have joined the lawsuit to challenge the ongoing discrimination in the wake of the 2021 redistricting in the county.
Galveston County, Texas has a long history of diminishing the voting strength of Black and Latino voters in county-wide elections. To enable voters to decide elections’ outcomes, CLC is representing several Galveston County residents to challenge Galveston County’s ongoing discrimination in drawing...
Oral Arguments for Federal Election Commission (FEC) vs. Ted Cruz for Senate will be held on Jan. 19, 2022. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has filed two amicus briefs in this case, urging the Court to uphold the constitutionality of the challenged law that limits post-election fundraising.
The health of our democracy depends on accountable, inclusive and transparent processes at all levels of government. CLC works with lawmakers, ethics commissions and other nonprofit groups in cities and states to provide guidance and propose solutions for stronger ethics at the state and local...
On February 20, 2019, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a statement for the record to the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee on HR 1. The statement highlights HR 1's expansion of Office of Government Ethics OGE oversight duties, codification of the ethics pledge, and requirements related to the disclosure of certain dark money provisions.
On May 23, CLC submitted a complaint to the Office of Government Ethics alleging an ethics pledge violation by the former Acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen P. Vaughn.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint asking the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate possible violations of House rules by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy appears to have paid below market rate for a luxury apartment, an improper gift in violation of House gift rules; in the alternative, he may have used leadership political action committee (PAC) funds to offset the cost of rent, which would be a violation of the personal use ban.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into whether Sen. Ted Cruz violated Senate ethics rules by converting campaign funds to personal use. Sen. Cruz’s campaign committee spent up to $18,000 on Facebook ads exclusively promoting Sen. Cruz’s book, for which he stands to receive royalties, seemingly in violation of the personal use ban.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) asking for an investigation into Rep. James "Jim" Hagedorn for possibly accepting and failing to report illegal in-kind contributions in the form of free campaign office space in violation of federal law and House rules.
Campaign Legal Center submitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics calling on the committee to immediately address threats from congressional staff to condition official actions and access to elected officials on campaign contributions.