Category: Election Security

FSFP Issues Report Summarizing 2020 Election Protection Work

Free Speech For People served as a leading force in the country this year in fighting to defend and expand voting rights and to protect the November election. The following is a summary of our key accomplishments in this field. They include: 1. Extending the voter registration deadline in Arizona FSFP filed federal lawsuits in
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Progressive Organizations Hold Pro-democracy “#CountEveryVote” Events Across the Nation

Washington, D.C. – Today, a network of national and local organizations are holding #CountEveryVote events across the nation as a show of confidence by the American people in our democracy. Events will take place in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., Oakland, San Francisco, Kenosha, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Eugene, Portland, Seattle,
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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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