The right to vote is a fundamental to a healthy democracy. The mission of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project (VRP) is to prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in underrepresented minority and low-income communities, to ensure that each eligible citizen is able cast her ballot and make her voice heard. Learn more at votingrightsillinois.org
In order to achieve that mission, the VRP:
Election Protection Resources
Our volunteers monitor polls and voter hotlines through Election Protection, the nation's largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. View and download our Election Protection resources here.
Election Protection Expands Access to the Ballot on Election Day 2016 - press release (11/9/2016)
Chicago Lawyers' Committee Encourages Voters to Share Their Stories and Questions on Election Day - press release (11/8/2016)
Joint Statement Regarding the Seventh Circuit Action in Challenge to Illinois' EDR System - press release (10/5/2016)
Debating the Ruling on Election Day Registration - Chicago Tonight (WTTW) (9/28/2016)
Judge's Ruling Reduces Election Day Signups in Illinois - Crain's Chicago Business (9/27/ 2016)
Voting rights groups ask court to protect voting opportunities for November election - press release (August 31, 2016)
Q & A with Ami Gandhi, Lead Attorney for the Voting Rights Project (August 18, 2016)
For more information on the Voting Rights Project or on joining the Voting Rights Advisory Council, please contact Director of Voting and Civic Empowerment Ami Gandhi at email@example.com or call 312-630-9744.Prespac
You can find out more about the work of VRP and access the reports authored by the team here.