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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.
Members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona lack access to safe early voting options. Yaqui voters must now travel 2-3 hours roundtrip by public bus just to vote at the nearest early voting site. CLC is assisting the Tribe to secure a safe early voting site before this fall's election.
CLC is challenging Tennessee’s strict limitations on who can vote by mail, its criminal penalties to deter people from assisting voters to obtain mail ballots, and the inability for those who vote by mail to fix their ballots if they are rejected due to a perceived mismatch with their signature on...
CLC is challenging Arkansas’ onerous requirements to get a ballot initiative before voters. CLC’s client, Arkansas Voters First, is seeking to put an independent redistricting commission on the 2020 ballot.
Tennessee enacted a law severely curtailing the ability of civic organizations to conduct voter registration activities. CLC serves as counsel in a case challenging the constitutionality of the law.
CLC is fighting to protect the right of Maine citizens to use the electoral system they voted for by ballot initiative: ranked choice voting, which expands voter choice by allowing them to rank preferences for more than a single candidate.
CLC challenged Arizona’s system of rejecting mail-in ballots because election officials were not “satisfied” that the signature on the ballot matches voter registration signatures. The state was ordered to give voters a chance to fix it.
North Dakota’s voter ID law requires that voters’ identification include their current residential street address in order to cast a regular ballot. The use of a residential address requirement negatively impacts the ability of Native Americans living on reservations in North Dakota to exercise...
Gwinnett County, the second largest county in Georgia located northeast of Atlanta, rejected hundreds of mail-in ballots for immaterial errors and omissions. CLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of voters challenging these rejections.
CLC supported a successful grassroots effort to put a ballot initiative on the ballot in Michigan that created an independent redistricting commission.
Residents from the state of Maryland have brought a partisan gerrymandering challenge claiming their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the...
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a challenge to the state’s 2011 congressional district map. The challengers argue that the map is an extreme partisan gerrymander, in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Free Expression and Association Clauses, as...
Fair Districts Colorado, a redistricting reform group, proposed a series of ballot initiatives that seek to establish independent redistricting commissions (IRCs) to draw Colorado’s state legislative and congressional district lines.
The Campaign Legal Center is part of a litigation team representing the League of Women Voters of North Carolina as well as numerous individual voters who have challenged the state’s congressional district maps as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Three politically active Americans are suing the Donald Trump campaign and political consultant Roger Stone for violating their privacy and civil rights in the 2016 presidential election. They allege that the Trump campaign played a role in their private information being distributed worldwide after...
CLC, along with private co-counsel, represent 12 Wisconsin voters who have challenged the state’s Assembly district lines as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander in Gill v. Whitford. Our case is the first purely partisan gerrymandering case to go to trial in 30 years and has the potential to...