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2014-01-23 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a letter to President Obama, leaders for nonprofit voting rights organizations Demos and Project Vote alerted the White House that the application process for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). In the letter, the groups urge the Obama Administration to take immediate steps to bring federally facilitated health benefits exchanges (FFEs) into...

2013-12-02 23:20:29

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant announces a solution to address a national problem that servicemen and women overseas experience in casting a ballot. Pierre, SD (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant announces a solution to address a national problem that servicemen and women overseas experience in casting a ballot. South Dakota’s new system revolutionizes absentee voting by combining advanced technology and the Common Access Card (CAC) issued by...

2013-07-23 16:23:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data we were able to determine with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's efforts to educate voters about photo ID requirements. Our analysis is explained in detail in documents that are available from the...

2013-06-13 12:20:16

MOYOCK, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACADEMI, a leading training and security solutions provider, partnered with Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) to host the 2(nd) Annual National Family Day for disabled veterans, active duty military and their families. Attendance doubled from the 1(st) Annual Family Day, with almost 200 individuals participating at ACADEMI's flagship 7,000 acre facility in Moyock, NC. James Hickey, Vice President, ACADEMI Security and Professional Services...

2012-09-27 02:26:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Battle For Your Ballot" is a non-partisan grassroots movement spearheaded by award-winning creative conversational agency, The brpr Group, in an effort to raise awareness around the issue of voter suppression in the upcoming 2012 presidential election. The brpr Group will work in collaboration with a collection of political activists, real life voters and high-profile individuals including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons in producing a series of digital...

2012-08-21 02:20:56

Data shows that 2012 could have historically low military voter participation rate WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without immediate action, hundreds of thousands of military voters once again will have their voices silenced on Election Day, according to a new report from the Military Voter Protection Project (MVP Project) and AMVETS Legal Clinic at Chapman University. A strong majority (two-thirds) of military members will need to vote by absentee ballot in 2012,...

2012-08-10 10:21:08

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True The Vote (TTV), a nonpartisan election integrity organization, today commended the Virginia State Board of Elections for its recent decision to make certain that the Commonwealth's voter rolls are accurate prior to the November General Election. "This will go a long way to improve faith in our voting system and set a good example for others to follow," True The Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "The Commonwealth of Virginia's...

2012-05-04 06:22:04

NEW ORLEANS, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana's public assistance agency clients--the state's poorest and most marginalized residents--will be offered an opportunity to register to vote. In a forceful decision, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP that Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that all...

2012-03-14 17:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law House Bill 934, also known as the Photo Voter ID bill, which will require Pennsylvanians to produce photo identification when they vote. "I am signing this bill because it protects a sacred principle, one shared by every citizen of this nation. That principle is: one person, one vote,'' Corbett said. "It sets a simple and clear standard to protect the integrity of our elections.''...

2012-03-13 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, issued the following statement about the Department of Justice's rejection of the new voter ID law in Texas: "We support the US Department of Justice's decision to oppose the law passed in Texas last year requiring voters to show a photo ID, and hope that similar laws passed in other states...