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A Sad Day for Voting Rights: Senate Rejects Nominee for Top Civil Rights Lawyer Print E-mail
March 5, 2014
 
WASHINGTON, DC - This afternoon, the Senate voted to block the nomination of Debo P. Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Project Vote Legislative Director Estelle Rogers issued the following statement in response.
 
“Rarely has the United States Senate considered a nominee so perfectly qualified for the position for which the President chose him. Mr. Adegbile is a lawyer of impeccable credentials with expertise in every facet of civil rights law.
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Voting Rights Groups Call on Obama Administration to Bring Federal Health Care Exchanges into Compliance with Federal Law Print E-mail
January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, in a letter to President Obama, leaders for nonprofit voting rights organizations Demos and Project Vote alerted the White House that the application process for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). 
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Project Vote Applauds Introduction of Bi-Partisan Bill to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act Print E-mail
January 16, 2014
 
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and John Conyers (D-MI), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced a bipartisan update to the Voting Rights Act. Michael Slater, executive director of voting rights group Project Vote, released the statement below in response:
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Alabama Agrees to Procedures to Ensure Voter Registration Opportunities at Public Assistance Agencies Print E-mail
January 8, 2014
 
Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, represented by attorneys from Project Vote, Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the law firms Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Copeland Franco, signed settlement agreements with the Alabama Secretary of State, the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), and the Alabama Medicaid Agency addressing deficiencies in the state agencies’ provision of voter registration services and setting out procedures intended to guarantee compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
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Project Vote Files to Intervene in Arizona and Kansas Effort to Change National Voter Registration Form Print E-mail
Voter Registration Hampered by Proof of Citizenship Requirements, says Voting Rights Group
 
November 14, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Seeking to protect the rights of eligible voters in Arizona and Kansas, the voting rights organization Project Vote yesterday moved to intervene in the case of Kris W. Kobach et al. v. United States Election Assistance Commission. The states of Arizona and Kansas want to change the national voter registration form’s instructions to require that applicants in those states provide proof-of-citizenship documents in order to register to vote.
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