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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As Americans cast their votes today, one message of the 2016 election already is clear: left, right and center, people are determined to make our democracy again work for them and their families. While journalists have focused on the...

Voters Lifting Democracy Reform Issues
November 8, 2016

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