The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
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)
January 28, 2009 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that will give residents of Washington, D.C., a voting member in Congress.
January 12, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that will challenge the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.
January 9, 2009 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
One of the first bills introduced this session will give the District of Columbia a voting member in the House of Representatives. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton currently represents the District in the House, participating in debate and committees, but her delegate status does not allow her to vote on bills.
December 8, 2008 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
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.
And check out the Voter ID "Map of Shame" to see where laws have been passed, been stopped, or still face legal challenges.
Voices for Voting Rights (Minnesota)
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