Voting Rights

Passed repeatedly since the 1960s, the Voting Rights Act is a vital safeguard to the right to vote. But in 2013, the Supreme Court said major portions of the law are unconstitutional and can't be enforced unless Congress rewrites them.

Common Cause is working to restore the law and block new barriers to registration and voting BEFORE they take effect.

We're also fighting state-by-state against voter ID requirements that effectively deny voting rights to students, minorities, the elderly and the disabled. We're pushing for additional registration and voting days and longer hours, Election Day registration, additional voting locations and more opportunities to vote by mail.

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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...

Common Cause Sues to Stop Pence-Kobach Panel's Data Collection
July 14, 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...

Texas Back-Step
Jocilyn Estes, Common Cause intern, , July 7, 2017

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