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Lining Up - Ensuring Equal Access to the Right to Vote

Lining Up - Ensuring Equal Access to the Right to Vote

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This report by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Advancement Project discusses the fight back in the war on voting, the problems experienced by voters of color when voting in 2012, and recommends needed reforms. The report also highlights that in 2013, various state legislatures are continuing to propose restrictive voting measures. The war on voting is not over.
This report by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Advancement Project discusses the fight back in the war on voting, the problems experienced by voters of color when voting in 2012, and recommends needed reforms. The report also highlights that in 2013, various state legislatures are continuing to propose restrictive voting measures. The war on voting is not over.

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LINING UP
ENSURING EQUAL ACCESSTO THE RIGHT TO VOTE
 
Lining Up: Ensuring Equal Access to the Right to Vote
 By Advancement Project and the Lawyers’ Committee or Civil Rights Under LawPublished August 22, 2013Access the report online:liningup.lawyerscommittee.orgadvancementproject.org/resources/liningupwww.advancementproject.org  /advancementproject
 
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@lawyerscomm© 2013 by the Lawyers’ Committee or Civil Rights Under Law and Advancement Project.This report may be reproduced in its entirety as long as both organizations are credited,a link to the report’s web page is provided, and no charge is imposed. The report may notbe reproduced in part or in altered orm, or i a ee is charged, without permission rom theLawyers’ Committee or Civil Rights Under Law and Advancement Project.
 
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Advancement Project
is a national, non-partisan, multi-racial civil rights organization, ounded by a team oveteran civil rights lawyers with a mission to advance America’s promise o an inclusive and just democracy inmany areas, including voting rights. Advancement Project’s voter protection program supports community-based eorts to increase civic participation, improve election administration, and remove structural barriersto voting, particularly in low-income communities o color. It seeks to educate voters and lawmakers,inuence policy, expose problems and advocate or reorms. Since 1999, Advancement Project has workedproactively with local and national partners to monitor the administration o voting, investigate inequitableelection practices, advocate with state and local election ocials to remedy lapses in protecting votingrights, and engage in litigation and legislative advocacy in support o voters and election law reorms.It works in collaboration with state and local elections ocials and community partners to orge therelationships necessary to advance election reorm. Its lawyers bring cases to support the policy work andseek to build the legal and procedural ramework necessary to carry out long-range voter protection workand to remove barriers to voting or voters o color. It uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthensocial movements and achieve high-impact policy change. Locally, it provides strategic policy, legal, andcommunications support to grassroots organizations, increasing their capacity to identiy and addressracial injustices in their communities. On the national level, it extends and replicate lessons learned on theground, through the use o legal advocacy, networking, media outreach, and public education.
The Lawyers’ Committee or Civil Rights Under Law
(Lawyers’ Committee) is a nonpartisan, nonprotorganization, ormed in 1963 at the request o President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar inproviding legal services to address racial discrimination. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2013 aswe continue our quest o “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission o the Lawyers’ Committeeis to secure, through the rule o law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas o air housing andair lending; community development; employment; voting; education and environmental justice. For vedecades, the Lawyers’ Committee has been at the oreront o the legal struggle to achieve equality andprotect advances in voting rights or racial and ethnic minorities and other traditionally disenranchisedgroups. Today, that tradition continues. With the indispensable assistance o private law rms, the VotingRights Project is an integrated program o litigation, voter protection, research, advocacy and education,which also includes leadership o Election Protection, the country’s largest non-partisan voter protectioncoalition made up o local, state and national organizations.
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