The State of Voting Rights In America Reports

In 2021, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights commissioned reports on the state of voting rights in 13 states across the country. These reports were written by voting rights experts at civil rights organizations around the country with the help of pro bono law firms and local community-based organizations working with communities of color. They document ongoing and recent patterns of racial discrimination at the ballot box against Black, Brown, Asian and Native voters. The reports were submitted to the official congressional record as part of the legislative process to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act on August 13, 2021.

Alabama – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

Alabama – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Southern Poverty Law Center

Alaska – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by James Thomas Tucker, Natalie A. Landreth, and Erin Dougherty Lynch

Arizona – The Legacy of Voting Discrimination and the Continued Need for the Voting Rights Act in Arizona

California – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by
Jenn Fogel-Bublick, Joanna Lydgate, and Norman Eisen

Florida – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Advancement Project

Georgia’s Enduring Racial Discrimination in Voting and the Urgent Need to Modernize the Voting Rights Act

Louisiana – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Southern Poverty Law Center

Mississippi – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Southern Poverty Law Center

New York – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Perry Grossman

North Carolina – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Forward Justice

South Carolina – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Mark A. Posner

Texas – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Debo P. Adegbile, Jason H. Liss, Justin Baxenberg, Matthew D. L. Fischler, Medha Gargeya, Karis Yi, and Camila Gonzalez

Virginia – Current Conditions of Voting Rights Discrimination: A Report Prepared by Campaign Legal Center

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