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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.