Common Cause Sues to Stop Pence-Kobach Panel's Data Collection
July 14, 2017
Common Cause sued President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity this afternoon, asking a federal court to shut down commission efforts to obtain personal information about millions of voters and order the panel to return the data it has already collected to state officials.
Standing Up for the Right to Vote
July 10, 2017
Over the weekend, more than 16,000 Americans answered an appeal from Common Cause and sent President Trump's "voter integrity" commission a message: we understand what you’re up to and we will not be intimidated.
July 7, 2017
There’s unsettling news from the Lone Star State today; after fighting for years to overturn Texas’ vote suppressing voter identification law, the Justice Department has filed a legal brief supporting and urging a judge to uphold the state’s revised ID requirements.
A Welcome Assertion of States' Rights
July 5, 2017
In the past week, as the Trump administration has sought an array of personal information about voters from state government databases, a bipartisan and nationwide assortment of state officials has undertaken a welcome and very constitutional defense of states’ rights to resist federal overreach.
Voting Rights Remain Far From Secure
June 29, 2017
Advancing voting rights, once a bipartisan objective, has fallen victim to intense partisan gridlock following the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a ruling that effectively gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).