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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What happened on Thursday? Lots and lots! Starting at 8:30 in the morning, we had HJR 3 Independent Redistricting Commission, sponsored by Rep. Carl Trujillo, Sen. Bill O’Neill and Sen. Mark Moores, passed the House State Government, Indian...

NEW MEXICO Rocking Roundhouse Thursday Update!
February 9, 2017

It was bound to happen – a setback. SB 168 Lobbyist Reporting Requirements and Fees sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn was heard in the Senate Rules Committee this morning. And unfortunately, it was tabled on a 4-4 vote. Now a...

NEW MEXICO Lots of Bills, and of course, a setback
February 8, 2017

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