WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) formally introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4). From a press conference in Selma, standing in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rep. Sewell introduced the bill named after the civil rights giant, which would restore vital provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and has 190 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a new bill last Thursday that would revise the state’s election laws and impose new barriers on voting. The bill, House Bill 387, would require all voters to register to vote in person, eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, limit the forms of acceptable photo ID, shorten the state’s early voting period and ban mail ballots returned via drop box from being counted, among other provisions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a late-night session on Tuesday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he plans to bring the For the People Act to a second vote as a first priority when the Senate returns from recess in September.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday night, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) signed civil arrest warrants for 52 of his Democratic colleagues that left the state last month to deny Republicans of the quorum they needed to pass a voter suppression omnibus bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed bills on Tuesday that would have limited absentee voting options in Wisconsin. The legislation, which was sent to his desk by the Republican-controlled Legislature, would require all absentee voters to provide photo ID when voting. It would also impose new ID requirements for “indefinitely confined” voters, or voters who cannot get to the polls themselves.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on Texas’s voter suppression legislation on Thursday in an effort to shine a spotlight on the state that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) called “Ground Zero” for voting rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the District Attorney for Kansas’ Douglas County, Suzanne Valdez announced that her office would not prosecute violations of new voter suppression laws that the Republican Legislature passed in May.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a bill into law this month that would require voters who do not have an ID to have their photo taken when registering to vote on Election Day. House Bill 523 passed the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature in April, one of many voter suppression bills that Republicans have been working to advance in the Granite State.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats in Maine have enacted a new law that will allow residents to register to vote online for the first time in 2023. The change was proposed by Democrats in the state legislature, where they hold a majority, and signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills (D) last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new provision added to the state budget by Republican lawmakers bans Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R) from conducting a series of voter education efforts that successfully recruited new voters last year