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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) developed a memo explaining how the democracy reforms in The For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) are drawn from bills that have long had bipartisan political sponsorship at both the federal and state levels, and how H.R 1/S/ 1's provisions would address problematic practices employed by both Democrats and Republicans.
On Jan. 20, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Brnovich v. DNC, urging the court to affirm the Ninth Circuit of Appeal's decision finding that Arizona’s out-of-precinct and ballot collection policies violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. CLC’s brief specifically urges the court to confirm the appropriate causation standard under Section 2, which the Ninth Circuit applied in the case below.
On Jan. 14, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sent a letter to members of Washington State House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations urging them to support and advance HB 1078 to restore voting rights to people on probation and parole and eliminate Washington's modern-day poll tax.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives reintroduced the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a comprehensive set of democracy reforms to advance voting rights, strengthen ethics laws, end partisan gerrymandering and decrease the influence of wealthy special interests in our political...
In a series of explainers, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) shows how passing and signing into law H.R. 1 would improve our democracy by increasing election access and access to vote-by-mail, establishing independent redistricting commissions, promoting transparency in elections and digital ads, stopping foreign money in U.S. elections, creating a public financing system, enacting Federal Election Commission reforms, ending super PAC coordination, and creating an ethics pledge for senior executive branch officials.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit over the Trump Administration’s attempts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census counts to be used for apportionment of seats in Congress among the States. That means that the issue may need to be litigated later, if the...
H.R.1, "For the People Act" was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. This landmark legislation would: increase transparency of campaign spending; set up a system of small-donor matching funds for congressional candidates; revive the matching-fund system for presidential campaigns; expand conflict-of-interest laws; increase oversight of lobbyists; end partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts; establish nationwide automatic voter registration; and reinforce the Voting Rights Act.