Last week, the League partnered with fellow voting and civil rights partner/groups to host a tweetchat on the critical voting rights case, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, Inc., and the nation’s urgent need to protect the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993. The case headed to the Supreme Court on Monday.
The tweetchat reviewed Arizona v. ITC and explained how a ruling in favor of the state of Arizona could gut the NVRA, commonly known as “Motor Voter,” which requires states to provide voter registration opportunities when citizens obtain a driver’s license or seek services from other government agencies. The law provides for voter registration by mail and is crucial to both registering voters and protecting citizens against state restrictions on voter registration.
A huge thanks to our co-hosts (ACLU, Demos, LatinoJustice, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Overseas Vote Foundation, Project Vote, Rock the Vote and Voto Latino) and all those who participated and helped spread the word on how much we must work to protect the NVRA.
Follow along below to read the tweetchat and learn more about what’s at stake.
Then take our pledge to protect the National Voter Registration Act and organizations like ours that seek to bring new voters into the political process.