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Voting 2020: Voting Rights Groups

This is a Voting 2020 guide for the Rutgers community.

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization founded in 1920 "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

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The Advancement Project is a nonprofit organization that focuses on racial justice issues, is known for its opposition to voter ID laws, and advocates for automatic voting rights restoration for all felons.

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ACS provides opportunities for lawyers and law students to engage in projects related to expanding voting rights--both on the ground and remote research opportunities.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy.

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Arsalyn was created to encourage young Americans to become informed and active participants in the electoral process. It is firmly committed to a non-partisan, non-issue-based and inclusive approach to ensure that voting becomes a lifetime commitment on the part of our nation's young adults.

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Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.

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Through BYV!, students, community advocates and young professionals gain essential tools that enable them to lead their communities to participate fully in the democratic process, focused on attaining greater social and economic justice in the Black Community.

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The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that strives to uphold the values of democracy. They stand for equal justice and the rule of law and work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.

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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) advances democracy through law, fighting for every American’s right to participate in the democratic process.

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Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections.

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Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting.

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Demos advocates for voting rights and litigates against voter suppression.

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Fair Fight promotes fair elections around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights.

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Fair Vote champions electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

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The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.

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The Leadership Conference is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in legislative advocacy. It was founded in 1950 and has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.

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League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Advocating for pro-voter policies that make the process more reasonable through online and grassroots organizing, an aggressive earned media strategy, and advertising campaigns, Let America Vote plays a crucial role among the existing network of organizations fighting for voting rights.

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The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a national non-profit civil rights organization formed in 1968 to protect the rights of Latinos in the United States.

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LDF’s Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender projects work to protect voting rights and support Black political engagement through advocacy, legislation, and litigation.

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The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab that works to advance the impact of the social justice community by partnering with leaders to move hearts and minds, and to drive lasting policy and culture change by lifting up the inspirational voices of opportunity and possibility.

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Rock the Vote's efforts focus on research-driven programs and innovative solutions to right the system and ensure each youth generation is represented in our democracy.

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VoteRiders assists voters in obtaining an acceptable form of identification to take to the polls or when voting by mail. For states with Voter ID laws, voters can post their state Voter ID information card on the organization’s website that details all forms of acceptable IDs.

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Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy.

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