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Voting & Elections 09.12.2014

Common Cause Promises Intensified Voter Registration, Turnout Effort After Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court decision reinstating Wisconsin’s Voter ID law places an unneeded and unjustified obstacle in the path of thousands of Badger State voters, Common Cause said Friday.

Voting & Elections 09.12.2014

Another One Caught on Tape

Georgia Election official was caught complaining that more young people, seniors, and people of color are registering to vote.

Voting & Elections 08.14.2014

An entirely different landscape

Since the Supreme Court, in Shelby Co. v. Holder, eviscerated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a statute that for decades protected against discrimination at polling places in a number of historically-discriminating jurisdictions, states across the country – some previously covered by the act, others not – have been, in quick succession, passing and implementing legislation making it harder for many, including people of color once protected by the VRA, to cast their ballots in elections.

Voting & Elections 06.25.2014

On First Anniversary of Decision Striking Down Core Protections in the Voting Rights Act, Common Calls on Congress to Pass New Safeguards

Congress should mark the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by finally moving forward on the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA), Common Cause said today.

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