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In a letter sent to U.S. Congressmen today, 36 organizations, including Campaign Legal Center urged all U.S. House Members to support H.R. 4617, the SHIELD Act, introduced by House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren and Rep. John Sarbanes to “strengthen the laws to protect U.S. elections against foreign intervention.” The organizations also strongly urged members to vote against “any amendments to weaken or undermine the legislation.” The SHIELD Act was reported out of the House Administration Committee on October 21, 2019.
CLC, on behalf of the Alabama Voting Rights Project, submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Administration's Subcommittee on Elections for the hearing in Birmingham, Alabama on "Voting Rights and Election Administration" on May 13, 2019. CLC encouraged Congress to revive the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance formula and asked that it use its powers under the 14th and 15th Amendments to end felony disenfranchisement in Alabama.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary's Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the hearing on “Discriminatory Barriers to Voting” in Memphis, Tennessee on September 5, 2018. CLC recommended that Congress ensure that a restored Voting Rights Act explicitly covers both felony disenfranchisement and re-enfranchisement laws, practices, and procedures to ensure that all racially discriminatory practices and procedures are eliminated from our democratic process.