Category Archives: Voting Rights

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Lowell, Mass.

Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Lowell, Mass. Minority Residents Allege City’s At-Large Electoral System Unlawfully Dilutes Their Vote Boston, Mass. (May 18, 2017) – A diverse coalition of Asian-American and Hispanic/Latino residents of Lowell today filed a federal voting rights lawsuit alleging that the city’s municipal election system discriminates against minorities.  According to the lawsuit,

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Responding to Unprecedented Civil Rights Challenges

Responding to Unprecedented Civil Rights Challenges The federal government has all but abandoned its commitment to enforcing our nation’s civil rights laws. The federal government is impeding progress in voting rights and police accountability cases. Right now,  immigrants and refugees are being detained and interrogated in airports. Overnight, we’ve had to create a shield to

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Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors

The Lawyers’ Committee Promises to be the Community’s Legal Protectors (Bay State Banner) Following the election of Donald Trump, phone calls poured into the offices of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The dominant theme: The climate at school and work had turned overtly hostile, as if many had taken the election

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Massachusetts Election Protection

In Massachusetts, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice coordinated a non-partisan Election Protection campaign partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the Anti-Defamation League,  and MassVote. Our campaign deployed 500+ non-partisan poll monitors across the Commonwealth and responded to calls to the voter hotline (866-OUR-VOTE). On

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Civil Rights Groups Announce Election Protection Program in Massachusetts

On the eve of the 2016 election, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announce the launch of Election Protection to protect the rights of voters across the state of Massachusetts this election cycle. The Election Protection program, which includes a coalition of local and

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Ayuda Telefónica Con Información Sobre Las Elecciones

Asegúrese de que su voto sea contado! Durante la temporada electoral estarán funcionando varias líneas telefónicas de ayuda para ofrecer a los americanos información completa sobre la votación y cómo pueden asegurarse de que su voto sea contado.Los hotlines son: 866-OUR-VOTE (administrado por Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights) 888-Ve-y-Vota (administrado por NALEO Educational Fund y

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Volunteer for Election Protection

Election Protection is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. We aim to ensure that all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot and have their vote counted. We have a national voter hotline (866-OUR-VOTE), available in English, Spanish and several Asian languages. We also have an Election Day field program that

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Suppression and Disenfranchisement of Minority Voters

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice partnered with Howard University, the MA Black Lawyers Association, and the National Bar Association to conduct a voting rights seminar focused on the suppression and disenfranchisement of minority voters. The seminar was held at the Oak Bluffs Library in Oak Bluffs, MA on August 20, 2016

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Why Early Voting Matters

In a podcast interview with the Massachusetts Lawyers’ Weekly, our litigation director, Oren Sellstrom, explains how restoring funding for early voting in Massachusetts is just one battle in a nationwide war over expanding political participation and combating voting restrictions. The podcast is available here: http://masslawyersweekly.com/2016/07/25/podcast-despite-governors-veto-early-voting-likely-this-fall/

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