More on Voting Rights
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, President Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission convened for the first time. The meeting follows a rocky start for the Commission, during which voting rights, good government, and privacy advocates voiced serious concerns related to the Commission’s transparency, its request for personally-identifiable voter information, the history of appointed commissioners, and its conduct.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Judiciary Committee Democrats sent letters to the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors raising concerns that recent requests of them from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the White House voter fraud commission (Commission) may lead to voter suppression and privacy violations.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested personal voter data from all fifty states, including voter names, birthdays, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, and voting history dating back to 2006.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 2978), legislation which restores protections for voters in states with a recent history of discrimination, with over 180 cosponsors in the House. Four years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, the VRAA addresses a wave of voter ID laws, racial gerrymandering, and other voter suppression tactics enacted at the state level.
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Members of Congress will hold a voting rights speak out with lawmakers and advocates to introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation which restores protections for voters in states with a recent history of discrimination. Four years after the Supreme Court’s decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, the VRAA addresses a wave of voter ID laws, racial gerrymandering, and other voter suppression tactics enacted at the state level.
Rep. Terri Sewell joins Craig Melvin on MSNBC Live to discuss her leadership of the Commission on Protecting American Democracy.
WASHINGTON — Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell will serve as vice chair of a new Democratic “watchdog” panel set up to counter President Donald Trump’s new election fraud commission.
The Democratic National Committee announced plans last Thursday to create a commission to “discredit” Trump’s presidential advisory group.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced the launch of the Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration. The group will investigate voter suppression, the “voter fraud” myth, and strategies for modernizing the voting process to provide more Americans better access to the polls. The new Commission comes in response to the Trump Administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to examine cases of voter fraud in American elections.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Urban League released the 2017 edition of its annual State of Black America report. This year’s report, “Protect Our Progress,” examines the state of job creation, living wages, voting rights, criminal justice reform, education, health care, financial literacy, and threats to progress in those areas. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) authored the voting rights section of the report.