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A letter from Restore Your Vote commending Secretary Pate for his pledge to address Iowa's error-ridden list of ineligible voters and recommending ways to make sure that process is successful and that impacted Iowans are aware of their verified status.
After the District Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction on October 18, 2019, the Governor and the Secretary of State filed for an appeal on November 18, 2019. On December 13, 2019, they filed their opening brief on appeal, seeking to overturn the District Court’s ruling that the State cannot constitutionally disenfranchise individuals solely because they cannot afford to pay their legal financial obligations.
On December 19, 2019, a judge from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division issued an order denying stay.
CLC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Iowa Values violated campaign finance law by failing to register as a political committee and file required reports with the FEC. The complaint outlines a number of facts, including a fundraising appeal, a strategy memo, and digital ads that the group ran, that appear to show that Iowa Values, a 501(c)(4) organization, has the major purpose of influencing the re-election of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and therefore should have registered as a political committee.
A coalition of civil rights groups and religious organizations are challenging numerous deficiencies in Georgia’s electoral system that impose serious burdens on the right to vote for eligible Georgians. These obstacles particularly impact Georgia’s residents of color, severely limiting Georgia’s...
This fall, the Restore Your Vote campaign has assisted nearly 250 Iowans with the voting rights restoration process and seen first-hand how the system could be made easier and more inclusive for Iowans with past felony convictions. This letter to Governor Reynolds outlines our administrative recommendations.