WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Executive Office of the President issued a statement of support on Monday for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, or H.R. 4. The bill, introduced last week in the House of Representatives, will be brought to a vote this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in the Nebraska Legislature are attempting a new tactic to get restrictive voter ID laws passed in the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the Georgia State Election Board appointed a three-member panel to review election administration in Fulton County. The panel is newly required under Georgia’s new election law and is the first step in a potential Republican takeover of the Democratic county’s election administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican lawmakers in Arizona are rallying behind a new ballot measure that would impose strict voter ID requirements on early ballots. The measure, which is sponsored by a conservative group called Arizona Free Enterprise Club, takes a failed piece of legislation proposed by Republicans in the state Senate and repackages it as a ballot measure that the group is campaigning to have included on the 2022 Arizona general election ballot.
We cannot count on the courts to defend the right to vote. It will be legislation, not litigation, that ensures our democracy is strong and that our federal elections in 2022 and beyond are free and fair.
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.