- Oct 13, 2016
In a panel discussion at Georgetown University Law Center last night hosted by DC Attorney General Karl Racine, Catie Kelley, State & Local Reform Program Director at the Campaign Legal Center, spoke about successful campaign finance models the District of Columbia can use to strengthen civic engagement.
A ‘Muted Chorus’ of Democracy: Support for Ending Partisan Gerrymandering Peaks in Illinois Despite Quashed Ballot MeasureOct 11, 2016
A new poll shows voters overwhelmingly favor allowing an independent commission to take over the redistricting process in Illinois. Of likely voters, 72 percent support the idea, while only 18 percent are opposed.
Voters Should Ask Clinton and Trump About Their Campaign Finance Abuses (and Solutions) In Second Presidential DebateOct 7, 2016
The public deserves to know, now more than ever, why we can trust these candidates to address the outsized role of money in our political system. What, specifically, are Clinton and Trump going to do to fix the broken campaign finance system they are currently exploiting?
- Oct 6, 2016
More than 50,000 eligible voters in Georgia whose voter registration applications were improperly cancelled are now rightfully back on the voting rolls, just in time to cast a ballot in the 2016 election.
CLC Spotlight: NY Times Editorial Board Says Racist Voting Laws are a “Stain on the Idea of Democracy”Oct 5, 2016
Today’s New York Times highlights how the same laws that were central to Jim Crow are still barring nearly 6 million Americans from voting in the 2016 election.
- Sep 19, 2016
In big news, a federal judge has ordered the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to do its job, and ensure that our political process is more open and transparent.
- Aug 29, 2016
Voters are challenging, under the Voting Rights Act, a 2012 city council redistricting plan that secures a white majority on the city council, even though Hattiesburg has a majority black population.
- Aug 24, 2016
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, while calling on his supporters to get out the vote on Election Day, has taken it one step further in urging them to “protect” the election from “cheating.” Voter intimidation tactics are not new, but they are illegal.
- Aug 23, 2016
Unethical lawyers and consultants have made a cottage industry out of forming PACs that send urgent solicitations asking for small donations, ripping off well-intentioned activists to line their own pockets. Now, they are about to get richer.
A Fitting Remedy to Decades of Discrimination: Restoring Voting Rights to Virginians Who Have Served Their TimeAug 22, 2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that he has restored voting rights to 13,000 individuals who have served their time for felony convictions.