Latest Developments

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements and President John Bonifaz Discuss Voting Rights with Acclaimed Broadcast Journalist Bill Moyers.

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements and President John Bonifaz recently appeared on Moyers On Democracy with veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers to discuss voting rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and threats of voter suppression and voter intimidation. During the discussion, both guests spoke to the unprecedented nature of this historic election and
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Voting rights organizations express profound disagreement with judge’s decision to deny relief in voter intimidation lawsuit against President Trump

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2020)– Senior Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and declaratory judgment filed by Free Speech For People on behalf of Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and two individual plaintiffs against President Trump, Attorney General
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CAIR-MN, LWV Welcome Federal Court’s Halt to Planned Voter Intimidation in Minnesota

Order Issued Against Private Mercenary Company and Its Chairman MINNEAPOLIS—Today, a federal district court judge ruled in favor of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, granting a preliminary injunction in a move that prohibits private mercenary contractor Atlas Aegis and its chairman Anthony Caudle from moving forward with its illegal
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FEDERAL COURT IN TEXAS REQUIRES ALL VOTERS AND POLL WORKERS TO WEAR MASKS AT THE POLLS

Texas Governor’s Exemption for Polling Places From the Statewide Mask Mandate is Declared ‘Invalid and Void’ Voting Rights Advocates Celebrate ‘Major Victory for Democracy’ SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – A federal court in San Antonio, Texas issued a ruling last night requiring that all voters, poll workers, and poll watchers wear masks at the polls throughout
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University Of Washington Law School Podcast Features Legal Director Ron Fein to Discuss the 2020 Election and FSFP’s Work on Election Security.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on Discovery, a University of Washington Law School Podcast, to discuss this unprecedented election as well as Free Speech For People’s work on election security. “Free Speech For People as well as other non-profit organizations, and in some cases others, have brought a series of lawsuits related to
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Appears on The BradCast To Discuss The New Lawsuit Against President Trump And Other Administration Officials For Voter Intimidation.

Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss a new lawsuit filed on behalf of a voting rights group against President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf for voter intimidation. “When President Trump threatened to send sheriffs and law enforcement and
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Voting Rights Organizations Celebrate Important Victory in Case to Stop Illegal Voter Intimidation in Minnesota

The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota (CAIR-MN) and the League of Women Voters of Minnesota today celebrated a major victory in their federal lawsuit against a private mercenary contractor, Atlas Aegis, for voter intimidation in Minnesota.  Their lawsuit alleges that Atlas Aegis’s plan to hire and deploy armed ex-soldiers to polling sites in the
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Fifth Circuit Court Ruling In The Case Challenging Unsafe And Unequal Election Practices In Texas During A Pandemic Featured in Law 360

Following the ruling, plaintiffs file new motion for preliminary injunction for relief under the Voter Rights Act to require the statewide mask mandate in Texas be applied at polling locations. Law 360 recently covered the Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling in Mi Familia Vota v. Abbott — the case challenging unsafe and unequal election practices in
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Citing Pattern of “Violently Suppressing Opposition, Sabotaging a Free and Fair Election, and Rejecting a Peaceful Transfer of Power,” Voting Rights Group Sues President Trump and Top Administration Officials For Voter Intimidation

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and individual plaintiffs sue President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf for voter intimidation in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Ku Klux Klan Act, and the U.S. Constitution WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2020) – Latino civic engagement organization Mi
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