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Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration, Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times (9/20/2017)

A non-profit voter rights advocacy group, Access Democracy, founded by two veterans of Democratic politics, Hannah Fried and Alexis Prieur L’Heureux, has requested records related to online voter registration from the state of Florida.

“With the implementation deadline just over a week away, we are concerned that Governor Scott and his administration may not be implementing the new system faithfully,” Fried said in a release.

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As Deadline Nears, Access Democracy Requests Information on Status of Florida’s Online Voter Registration Implementation (9/20/2017)

As the deadline approaches for Florida’s online voter registration system, Access Democracy, a new nonprofit organization working to fix local election administration problems to ensure all eligible Americans can vote, is requesting information on the status of the system’s implementation from the Florida Department of State. 

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Voter Suppression in the Mirror and Looking Forward, Miles Rapoport, The American Prospect (8/7/2017)

How much damage occurred in 2016, and what’s in store for 2018 and beyond? — Longtime democracy advocate Miles Rapoport highlights Access Democracy as a new group focusing on local advocacy around voting rights issues. Miles Rapoport discusses some of the legislative and administrative actions that affected voters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan and looks ahead to some of the issues that will remain central into 2018 and 2020. 

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Match site launches for progressive lawyers and non-profits, Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico (7/28/2017)

Access Democracy is a featured organization of We the Action, a new online portal to connect lawyers with legal work waiting to be done, from reviewing leases and contracts to filing Social Security claims to heading to court in immigration cases. Through We the Action, non-profits are able to post the services they need, and search through online profiles created by attorneys detailing expertise and availability.

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Access Democracy supports Amendment to Restore Funding to Election Assistance Commission (7/12/2017)

Access Democracy joined a letter in support of an amendment to the financial services and general government appropriations bill that would restore funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The amendment, offered by Representative Quigley, would restore funding for the EAC in the President's FY18 budget. Currently, the legislation terminates the EAC entirely. 

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