Tag Archives: voting rights

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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LCCR Testifies In Support of Automatic Voter Registration

LCCR staff testified this week before the Joint Committee on Election Laws in support of H4097, an automatic voter registration bill authored by Rep. Evandro Carvalho.   Recent studies have shown that 1 in 4 eligible citizens are not registered to vote, and many registrations are inaccurate because of wrong addresses or other errors.  The result

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

LCCR celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with Get Konnected, El Mundo, ALPFA Boston, MassVOTE, Conexion Latino, and the Mexican Consulate at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston on September 29, 2015. As part of the celebration, LCCR’s Executive Director Iván Espinoza-Madrigal addressed the growing importance of Latino representation and inclusion in a dynamic panel discussion.

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Voting Rights Advocates and Massachusetts Officials Announce Settlement

Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit MassHealth, EOHHS, and SOC Agree To Remedy NVRA Compliance Problems BOSTON, NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2015) – 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

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National Voter Registration Act Settlement

The Lawyers’ Committee and member firm Ropes & Gray along with Demos, Project Vote and the national Lawyers’ Committee entered a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that will ensure that hundreds of thousands of eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National Voter Registration

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Lawyers’ Committee hosts the National Commission on Voting Rights for the New England Region.

The Lawyers’ Committee hosted the National Commission on Voting Rights for the New England Region. This initiative of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was undertaken in the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision in Shelby v. Holder. National and local commissioners including former Assistant U.S. Attorney for Civil Rights John Dunne

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