The Right to Vote

Lott's Departure Turns Spotlight on White House, GOP

Trent Lott's decision to step down under pressure turns the national spotlight on the Civil Rights Record and Judicial Philosophy of the White House and other Senate Leaders.

Election Protection Update

The nation’s most ambitious nonpartisan program for preventing Election Day disenfranchisement is helping voters in 20 states to know, exercise, and defend their right to vote

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Wisconsin, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Texas

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Texas, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Nevada

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Nevada, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Georgia

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Georgia, 19 Other States

Artists for a New South Africa Joins Election Protection Team

Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) has joined People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) and other coalition partners to support the Know Your Rights / Election Protection project, the nation’s most ambitious nonpartisan program to prevent Election Day disenfranchisement. ANSA founders and supporters Blair Underwood, Charles S. Dutton, Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Robert Guillaume, and Sinbad recorded radio ads that will run as paid spots and public service announcements on African American-oriented radio stations in a number of states.

America's Election Snafus: 2001-2002

As Election Day 2002 approaches, voters across the country face potential confusion, chaos and most frighteningly, the denial of the fundamental right to vote.

Protecting Against Election Day Disenfranchisement

People For the American Way Foundation joined other national civil rights and civic participation organizations to announce today that the nonpartisan Know Your Rights / Election Protection program will be on the ground across the country on November 5 to educate voters about their rights and offer same-day assistance to voters who run into trouble on Election Day.

Senate Passes Major Election Reform Legislation

Congress has put a major election reform bill in front of President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it. PFAW worked within a broad coalition seeking a national election reform solution. PFAW views passage of this bill as a major step forward, but is disappointed by some of the final legislation’s provisions.

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