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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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