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The Census Bureau produced a briefing memo for former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about the Census Bureau’s plan for estimating the undocumented immigrant population in response to Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the bureau. The memo includes strategic analysis on three options that the bureau considered using to carry out the Trump administration’s plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count.
Yakima County uses a voting system that consistently prevents its Latino residents from electing their preferred candidates to the county commission. CLC notified the county commission that this system violates the Washington Voting Rights Act and called on the commission to an alternative election...
This issue brief examines how the Census Bureau’s decision to use differential privacy to protect the confidentiality of the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting and voting rights.
On May 3, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of plaintiffs Evangelina Aguilar, Candy Gutierrez, Rogelio Montes, Susan Soto Palmer and OneAmerica in the first case challenging a method of elections in Washington under the Washington Voting Rights Act.
State lawmakers are proposing a record number of anti-voter bills in state legislatures across the country. These bills come in many forms and disproportionately target marginalized communities. CLC is actively working with state and local stakeholders to limit their impact through legal action...
Paul Smith, Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) vice president of litigation & strategy, testified on the Supreme Court's approach to deciding constitutional issues and the importance of fact-finding. He discusses two Supreme Court decisions, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Shelby County v. Holder, to show how the Supreme Court made factual misjudgments in deciding those cases.
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 April 22, 2021.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC), on behalf of itself, All Voting is Local Florida, the ACLU of Florida, the League of Women Voters of Florida, Democracy for All Florida and Opportunity For All Floridians, sent a letter opposing the signature matching provisions in House Bill 7041 to the Florida House Appropriations Committee. These provisions would lead to higher rates of erroneous ballot rejections, and thus unjustly disenfranchise voters across Florida.