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Voting Rights Act Ruling a Setback for Our Great Democracy Print E-mail
Project Vote Statement on Shelby County v. Holder Decision

June 25, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, ruling that Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) is unconstitutional. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement:
 
“Today’s ruling is a significant setback for voting rights in our great democracy. The Voting Rights Act remains one of the most important achievements of the civil rights movement, and for almost 50 years has been a vital tool to protect real voters from losing their right to cast a ballot. 
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SCOTUS Sides with Landmark Voter Registration Law Print E-mail
The National Voter Registration Act Trumps Restrictive Arizona Voting Law

June 17, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in the case of Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., a lawsuit challenging 1993’s National Voter Registration Act. Project Vote Executive Director Michael Slater issued the following statement on the positive ruling:
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Minnesota Lawmakers Inch Forward on Voting Rights But More Work Needs to be Done, say Voting Rights Groups Print E-mail
May 20, 2013

St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota House passed modest reforms to Minnesota’s election systems, but the ACLU-MN and many members of the Voting Rights Coalition—a nonpartisan partnership of civil and voting rights advocates—caution that more work is necessary to make Minnesota’s election systems more convenient and accessible. The groups call on all Minnesota legislators to support true election reform in the next session. The Minnesota Senate is expected to pass the same reforms before the close of the session today.
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National Voter Registration Act Turns 20, Faces Challenges Today Print E-mail
May 17, 2013

Washington, DC – Monday, May 20 marks the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Though less familiar to most Americans than the Voting Rights Act, the NVRA changed the way voter registration is handled in the U.S. It stands today as one of the most vital federal laws protecting the right to vote in America. 
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Proposed Election Rules Create New Hurdles for Voter Registration and Risk Improper Voter Roll Purges Print E-mail
Project Vote and Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Groups call on Governor Pence to Veto
 
April 29, 2013
 
Indianapolis – The Indiana legislature yesterday passed election rules that will make it more difficult to register to vote, and increase the risk of improper purges, according to national voting rights group Project Vote. Project Vote is calling on Governor Pence to veto the bill, SB 519.
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