New Reports from Wisconsin Confirm the Harmful and Discriminatory Impact of Strict Voter Photo ID LawsMay 24, 2017
Wisconsin legislators failed to keep their promise that “not a single voter in the state [would be] disenfranchised by the ID law.” Reporters have collected many personal stories from 2016 eligible would-be voters who struggled to meet the new requirements and therefore were turned away from the polls.
- May 24, 2017
Seventy percent of Missouri voters in last November’s general election approved the Missouri Campaign Contribution Reform Initiative, a state constitutional amendment now being challenged in district court.
Taking Our Case to the Supreme Court and Protecting the Right of Voters to Freely Choose Their RepresentativesMay 8, 2017
Extremely distorted and gerrymandered districts, like Wisconsin’s State Assembly plan, have a real impact on people’s lives. When politicians manipulate state maps to hold on to power, they’ve essentially chosen their voters, and they no longer need to listen to the concerns of all their constituents.
- May 5, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers are set to take a major step backward by dismantling important components of the state’s campaign finance laws with two bills that undermine its current system.
How Allowing Charities to Spend on Politics Would Flood the Swamp That President Trump Promised to DrainMay 3, 2017
In February 2017, at his first National Prayer Breakfast address after taking office, President Donald Trump made headlines for using his remarks to talk about television ratings for his former reality TV show. But the most important element of President Trump’s comments was his vow “to get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.”
- Apr 24, 2017
A functioning FEC could require full disclosure of political spending and complete independence between candidates and super PACs. In addition, the FEC could ensure that government contractors are not bankrolling candidates to try to secure taxpayer-funded contracts.
- Apr 20, 2017
This week, members of the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee heard public testimony on a new bill that would impose new proof of residency requirements on voters attempting to register within 30 days of an election. New Hampshire is just one of the 29 states this year that have introduced a total of more than 85 bills restricting access to registration and voting.