Voting Rights

Press Release 11.20.18

Civil Rights Groups Unite to Oppose the Nomination of Thomas Farr

WASHINGTON -- Today, leaders from NAACP, Repairers of The Breach, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund hosted a press call denouncing President Trump’s nomination of Thomas Farr. Each participant expressed strong opposition to the nomination of Thomas Farr to the Eastern District of North Carolina. The following statements were made.

Press Release 11.16.18

Civil Rights Leaders Urge Protection of Voting Rights and Counting Every Vote

WASHINGTON – Leaders from civil rights groups today discussed the importance of protecting voting rights for all following the midterm elections and ongoing ballot counting across the country. Issues covered included expanding language access, historic barriers to voting for African-American and Latino voters, election protection, and the importance of restoring the Voting Rights Act.

Press Release 11.9.18

Civil Rights Groups Demand Every Georgian Ballot be Counted

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement regarding the unresolved ballot crisis in Georgia.