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Every Voter Counts

The ability to vote – to have a part in choosing the elected officials whose decisions impact our lives, families, communities, and country – is at the core of our democracy and what it means to be an American. Every American should have a voice in issues that affect them. Every voter counts. But under the guise of preventing so-called “voter fraud” and working in conjunction with advocacy groups, some governors and state legislators have passed laws making it harder for millions of Americans – especially students, seniors, and people of color – to register and to vote.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, working with allies at the local, state, and national levels, is implementing a campaign to elevate and sustain a focus on voter protection and turnout; to strengthen the ability of individuals and organizations to overcome barriers to the right to vote; and to increase voter turnout among underrepresented populations that are the targets of voter suppression efforts.

FACT SHEET: A Campaign to Protect Access to the Polls and Encourage Voter Participation in 2012 (PDF)

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act Introduction

January 16, 2014 - Posted by Avril Lighty

On January 16, a bipartisan group of members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, which updates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

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Senate Hearing on Voting Rights Calls for Congressional Action after Supreme Court Decision

July 25, 2013 - Posted by Shane Grannum

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s recent Shelby County v. Holder decision, the Senate Judiciary Committee last week held a hearing on the need for developing a remedy to restore crucial voting rights protections that the ruling struck down.

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Supreme Court Rules that Voting Rights Act’s Coverage Formula Is Unconstitutional

June 25, 2013 - Posted by The Leadership Conference

In a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that determines which jurisdictions have to preclear any voting changes with the federal government before those changes can go into effect.

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Supreme Court Upholds Primacy of Federal ‘Motor Voter Law’ in Arizona Voter Registration Ruling

June 17, 2013 - Posted by Tyler Lewis

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (7-2) in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), Inc., that the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 pre-empts an Arizona voter registration law requiring documents showing proof of citizenship.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arizona’s Challenge to Federal ‘Motor Voter’ Law

March 15, 2013 - Posted by Emily Van Dusen

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday, March 18, in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), Inc., a case brought by the state of Arizona challenging the primacy of the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA or the “motor voter” bill) in regulating federal elections.

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Civil Rights Groups File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

February 27, 2013 - Posted by Emily Van Dusen

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 28 other civil rights organizations, submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder, arguing for the constitutionality of maintaining a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA).

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Senate Hearing Focuses on Need to Reform How Americans Vote

December 20, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, civil and human rights advocates spoke to the need for reforming the antiquated and uneven process governing how Americans register and vote in elections.

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Overcoming Obstacles and Long Lines, American Voters Exercise Their Most Fundamental Civil and Human Right

November 7, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler

Last night's presidential election was an important event for all Americans who believe in building a nation as good as its ideals.

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It's Time to Vote

November 6, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler

As voters head to the polls today,  the civil and human rights community is working tirelessly to ensure the rights and votes of all Americans.

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New Video: Ensuring Every Voter Counts

October 8, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler

Politicians in dozens of states have enacted new laws and rules that threaten to limit who can vote. Students, people of color, low-income individuals, people with disabilities, and older Americans are the most likely communities to be affected by these laws.

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Voter ID

States with laws on the books requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote are: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania (blocked for 2012 election), and Tennessee. Other states – Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire – also require a photo ID. Learn more.

Go to Election Protection at www.866ourvote.org to find out what your state is requiring to vote.

And check out the Voter ID "Map of Shame" to see where laws have been passed, been stopped, or still face legal challenges.

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Our sister organization, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, on Thursday announced that civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta had been chosen to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizat...


11 Partner Organizations Just Launched Communities Against Hate

Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the distur...


Online Hate Speech is Pervasive. Here’s How to Start Combating it.

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever. On publ...


We Must Preserve Religious Freedom – But Not at the Expense of Others’ Rights

A year ago this week, we released “Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty” – a report that documents how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppo...


Now More than Ever, We Need Your Help Protecting Civil and Human Rights

Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Giving Tuesday – has been dedicated to celebrating service and giving back. And in the enduring fight for civil and human rights, a fight that may soon see reenergized challenges, we need you. The L...


The Wage Gap for Latina Workers is Still 54 Cents. That’s Troubling.

By Dominic Rossini, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today marks the end of the 10th month of the year. It also marks the 10 extra months that a Latina woman must work to have her earnings equal the salary of a man who only ...


Yes, the Tipped Minimum Wage is Rooted in Racial Injustice

A new video released last week by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, featuring actress Thandie Newton, offers this reminder: The subminimum wage for tipped working people, which is still just $2.13 per hour, is a continuing legacy of s...


ITT Tech Shut Down This Month. Former Students Should Know Their Options.

By Abigail Meller, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Earlier this month, ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced that it would close every single ITT Technical Institute campus. The announcement came just one week after the ...


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Unfinished Business

Transgender Students Face a lot of Discrimination, and the Trump Administration isn’t Helping

A new report authored by the Movement Advancement Project and GLSEN – in partnership with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Education Association – outlines the discrimination and bullying that transgender students in ...


It’s 2017 and Equal Pay Still Isn’t a Thing for American Women

A few weeks ago, Melbourne, Australia publicized its recent update to their traffic signal system.  In a progressive attempt at “furthering equality,” the city added crosswalk lights depicting female symbols instead of the commonplace male figur...


Leadership Conference Announces Vanita Gupta as New President and CEO

Our sister organization, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, on Thursday announced that civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta had been chosen to assume the leadership of both organizations. The chairs of the two organizat...


11 Partner Organizations Just Launched Communities Against Hate

Today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the launch of Communities Against Hate, an initiative of 11 prominent national organizations working together to address the distur...


Online Hate Speech is Pervasive. Here’s How to Start Combating it.

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever. On publ...


We Must Preserve Religious Freedom – But Not at the Expense of Others’ Rights

A year ago this week, we released “Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty” – a report that documents how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppo...


Now More than Ever, We Need Your Help Protecting Civil and Human Rights

Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Giving Tuesday – has been dedicated to celebrating service and giving back. And in the enduring fight for civil and human rights, a fight that may soon see reenergized challenges, we need you. The L...


The Wage Gap for Latina Workers is Still 54 Cents. That’s Troubling.

By Dominic Rossini, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Today marks the end of the 10th month of the year. It also marks the 10 extra months that a Latina woman must work to have her earnings equal the salary of a man who only ...


Yes, the Tipped Minimum Wage is Rooted in Racial Injustice

A new video released last week by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, featuring actress Thandie Newton, offers this reminder: The subminimum wage for tipped working people, which is still just $2.13 per hour, is a continuing legacy of s...


ITT Tech Shut Down This Month. Former Students Should Know Their Options.

By Abigail Meller, a Fall 2016 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Earlier this month, ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced that it would close every single ITT Technical Institute campus. The announcement came just one week after the ...


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