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Supreme Court Declines to Review Proof-of-Citizenship Case E-mail

Lawsuit by Arizona and Kansas to Force Changes in Federal Voter Registration Form Reaches the End of the Road

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court denied a Petition for Certiorari filed by Arizona and Kansas in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission. By refusing to hear an appeal in the case, the Supreme Court leaves in effect the November 2014 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals, which unanimously ruled that Arizona and Kansas cannot force the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to alter the federal voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship.

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Project Vote to Join Hundreds of Americans in Roanoke Voting Rights Rally on Shelby Anniversary E-mail
June 22, 2015
 
Washington, D.C.— Project Vote will travel to Roanoke, Virginia’s Elmwood Park this Thursday, June 25, to join civil rights groups and voting rights advocates in a rally to restore the Voting Rights Act. On this 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Project Vote will gather with hundreds of concerned Americans to defend the right to vote and ensure that all Americans can participate in our democracy. 
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Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit E-mail

MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems

June 17, 2015

BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities to low-income citizens who receive public assistance benefits. 

The lawsuit, filed in May 2012, was brought by New England United for Justice (NEU4J) and the New England Area Conference of the NAACP (NAACP-NEAC) against the Secretary of the Commonwealth (SOC), the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), the Office of Medicaid (MassHealth), and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). It alleged that the state’s public assistance agencies were failing to provide voter registration services that are mandated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The NVRA is the same law that requires voter registration services to be provided when a citizen applies for a driver’s license.
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