Election Security in America

From Committee of Seventy (https://www.seventy.org/): Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill, president of the National Association of Secretaries of State (Photo: The Pew Charitable Trusts) Voter fraud is “highly unusual,” National Association of Secretaries of State president Denise Merrill tells … Continued

Purple America Has All but Disappeared

From Committee of Seventy (https://www.seventy.org/): Counties where 2016 presidential candidates won the two-party popular vote by more than 20 percentage points (FiveThirtyEight) This FiveThirtyEight analysis puts our polarization right in your face: the only areas that aren’t colored in are … Continued

AU Joins 85 Non-Profits To Tell Trump: Keep The Johnson Amendment’s Protections

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State (http://www.au.org): Mar 8, 2017 by Maggie Garrett in Wall of Separation Today, Americans United joined a letter with 85 other non-profit organizations to voice our opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s plan to “get rid of … Continued

America Goes to the Polls 2016

From Nonprofit Vote (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/): On Tuesday, March 14th, Nonprofit VOTE and the U.S. Elections Project will release America Goes to the Polls 2016: Voter Turnout in the 2016 Presidential Election. This will be the sixth release in our biennial series … Continued

Call on the Attorney General to Publicly Stand for Full Restoration of the Voting Rights Act

Please add your name to an open letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take a public stand for the full restoration of the Voting Rights Act at https://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/petitions/open-letter-to-attorney-general-sessions-join-us-in-selma-on-the-right-side-of-history. We are coming up on the 52nd Anniversary of Bloody … Continued

With Battles in Multiple States, Fight to End Gerrymandering Heats Up

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/01/battles-multiple-states-fight-end-gerrymandering-heats Published on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by Common Dreams SCOTUS ruling in Virginia case seen as “yet another blow against GOP’s use of racial gerrymandering to artificially inflate their power” By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer (Photo: Common … Continued

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

By Shannon Najmabadi February 22, 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education Moon Duchin, of Tufts U., has helped create a program to train mathematicians to serve as expert witnesses in court cases over redrawn electoral districts. (Tufts U.) A Tufts University professor … Continued

What to Talk About With Your Members of Congress on Recess

This week, your Members of Congress (MoCs) don’t have votes and committee hearings. This is a great opportunity to ask them the big picture questions—and to try to get them to commit to an answer—so we’ve outlined four major topics … Continued

Resources from Around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day Recess Edition

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/02/15/15061/#.WKXd828rIdU By Lecia Imbery February 15, 2017 The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to … Continued

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