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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President Trump’s establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is “a futile attempt to justify… groundless claims that millions of people voted illegally, and a pretext for future suppression,” Sen....

Trump Commission Aims to Limit Voting, Senator Charges
Kaelin Delaney, Samuel Genova, Sruthi Palaniappan, and Scott Zimmerman, May 24, 2017

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