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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We work hard at Common Cause encouraging people to vote and working to ensure that voting is accessible and convenient for everyone who is qualified. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone participates. But of...

Non-Voters Don't Lose Their Right to Vote
September 26, 2017

In a panel discussion on Tuesday at the Washington office of the Center for American Progress, a Virginia state legislator and representatives of the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) shared insights on...

Gerrymandering, Voter ID Laws Put Fair Representation At Risk
Alex Brown and Nadja Linke, Common Cause interns,, September 20, 2017

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