Voting Rights Updates- June 2017

Lots of great articles about so many voting rights issues.  Don’t miss the Times article about Kris Kobach, the inspiration for the Voter Fraud inquiry.  -Nancy


Automatic voter registration-

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2017/06/07/433677/votes-automatic-voter-registration/

 

Increasing Voter Turnout for 2018 and Beyond-

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/opinion/increasing-voter-turnout-2018.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

 

Hiring people with criminal records is good business-

https://www.citylab.com/crime/2017/06/the-case-for-hiring-ex-offenders/529896/?utm_source=atldaily061517-2&utm_source=nl-atlantic-daily-061517

 

Follow up to our recent Why Courts Matter presentation on Immigration: Denaturalization threat-
League Joins Amicus in Maslenjak v. United States

The League joined an amicus in Maslenjak v. United States. The case will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court on April 26, 2017. The brief argues that the Sixth Circuit’s holding—that any knowing false statement or omission can be grounds for denaturalization and criminal prosecution—would have dire consequences for naturalized citizens, significantly discourage lawful immigrants from seeking citizenship, and undermine a cornerstone of American society and values.

 

League opposes termination of Presidential Election Fund and Election Assistance Committee-

The League joined a letter sent to the Committee on House Administration opposing legislation that would terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund (HR 133) and the Election Assistance Commission (HR 634). The two bills would have a profound impact on the way elections are financed and administered.

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Brennan Conclusion on Redistricting-

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/06/republicans-and-democrats-both-try-to-gerrymander-but-only-one-of-them-is-any-good-at-it/?utm_term=.c7cec87807e6

 

The man behind Trump’s Voter Fraud campaign-

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/magazine/the-man-behind-trumps-voter-fraud-obsession.html?_r=0