Announcements

ACLU Releases Report on Voting Rights in Indian Country

The ACLU has released a report entitled Voting Rights in Indian Country: A Special Report of the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union

This report highlights the litigation the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties
Union brought, or participated in, on behalf of American Indians in five western states—
Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.read more >>

Demos Releases Response to Report Linking Welfare Reform to Declining Voter Registration

October 6, 2009

Today, Demos released a report by R. Michael Alvarez of California's Institute of Technology and Jonathan Nagler of NYU entitled Declining Public Assistance Voter Registration and Welfare Reform: A Response which examines the statistical claims put forth by in a recent report from the Heritage Center for Data Analysis (2008) titled Welfare Reform a Factor in Lower Voter Registration at Public Assistance Offices. read more >>

Oct. 27 GCIR Webinar: Gearing Up for the Immigration Reform Debate

Tuesday, October 27th, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Pacific Time

Given the challenges of moving health care reform forward, implementing a strong and broad-based field strategy for immigration reform has become vital. Immigrant rights advocates, lawmakers, and other key stakeholders have been meeting around the country to discuss the principles that will guide the drafting of immigration reform legislation this fall. read more >>

Project Vote Releases Assessment on 2009 Federal Election Legislation Threats and Opportunities

With the final Congressional session of 2009 underway, voting rights attorney Estelle Rogers and Project Vote Research Associate Erin Ferns assess the potential dangers or gains represented by omnibus election legislation and other proposed election reforms currently being considered in both houses.

You can download the memo here.read more >>

"A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning" Released by Harvard Family Research Project

The Harvard Family Research Project has just released A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning, a tool developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. The User's Guide takes you through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how.

This tool will help you:read more >>

Oct 29: DC Voting Rights - A Funders’ Briefing on the Impact of Voting Rights in Congress for DC Residents

Nearly 600,000 Washington, DC, residents pay federal taxes, fight in wars and serve on juries, yet have no vote in Congress. Because of the hard work of DC Vote and 85 local and national coalition partners, DC is at the precipice of achieving full voting rights in the House of Representatives. In order to end taxation without representation, a national strategy and action plan is necessary because Congress – with no full voting representative from DC – has the power to grant DC voting rights.read more >>

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