Voting Rights and Democracy
Ensuring the integrity of our elections by protecting the people’s ability to exercise their constitutional right to vote
The right to vote, essential to a well-functioning democracy, is the most enshrined right in the Constitution and is protected by five separate Amendments. CAC works to extend this fundamental right to all Americans and push back against attacks that attempt to limit the people’s access to the ballot box.
Voting Rights and Democracy in Brief
Vote Here sign | Lettawren, Flickr
Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, conservative state and federal officials have proposed or passed restrictions aimed at abridging the right to vote. Discover how CAC is defending our democracy and the people’s access to the ballot box against these attacks.
ISSUE BRIEF (ACS): The Roberts Court, the Shadow Docket, and the Unraveling of Voting Rights Remedies
OP-ED: How John Roberts Quietly Made It Harder to Vote
CAC Continues Its Defense of Voting Rights
Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate
Indiana Voting By Mail Case Provides SCOTUS With Opportunity to Affirm Scope of Voting Rights Amendments
Merrill v. Milligan and Merrill v. Caster
In 2022, the Alabama legislature drew congressional district lines in a manner that dilutes the voting strength of the Black community, packing much of the Black community in Alabama’s Black Belt into Congressional District 7 and cracking the rest into Districts 1, 2, and 3 where members of the Black community will be consistently unable to elect representatives of their choice because of persistent racial bloc voting. A group of registered voters and civil rights organizations immediately challenged the map in federal court, claiming that Alabama’s congressional map violated Section 2 of the VRA, which prohibits state electoral practices that...
- Supreme Court will hears oral arguments
- CAC files amicus curiae brief