WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed legislation into law that expands ballot access and establishes safeguards against unnecessary and deceptive recall efforts. Senate Bill 250 was passed by the Democratic legislature in mid-June, without Republican support.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) vetoed a Republican voter suppression bill on Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to efforts by the state legislature to impose additional voting restrictions in the key swing state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed new legislation to expand voting access in Virginia. The bills, passed by the Democratic-majority legislature, are the latest push by leaders in the state to expand ballot access as Republicans across the country push to suppress their constituents’ votes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Rules Committee will head to Georgia next month to hold their first field hearing in 20 years. The hearing will focus on “recently enacted legislation to restrict voting in the state and the need for basic federal standards to protect the freedom to vote,” according to a statement from the Senate Rules Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that would delay local redistricting of state-level counties until next year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced a bill that would safeguard against attempted election subversion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Ned Lamont (D) signed the new Connecticut state budget into law on Wednesday, including a provision restoring the right to vote to citizens on parole. Senate Bill 1202, the bill implementing the state budget, revises a previous statute that requires those convicted of felonies to finish their parole before they are once again allowed to vote.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation into law on Tuesday that requires students and faculty of public Florida universities to report their political views to the state starting this July
WASHINGTON, D.C. — All 50 Republican Senators opposed a key procedural vote to advance the For the People Act on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over 900 political scientists signed a letter on Tuesday urging the Senate to pass the For the People Act. The letter, spearheaded by professors at UCLA, Stanford, Berkeley and the University of Washington, warned that American democracy is facing a crisis and that legislative action is desperately needed to protect the right to vote.