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Legal Research and Writing- Historical Society of NY Courts -Garfinkel Contest 2017: Organizations and Websites

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There are a number of organizations that commemorate the spirit and history of the Voting Rights Act, and the significance of its legacy in the United States.

While some memorialize the social and politically charged journey that led to the Act's inception, others remain actively dedicated to the ongoing struggle to safeguard the rights that were guaranteed to them when the measure passed in 1965. The totality of their efforts strive to educated the American public and preserve citizens' fundamental rights. 


















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Notable Organizations

Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan institute at the NYU School of Law that seeks to raise awareness about and improve the conditions of our systems of democracy and justice.

Miller Center is an organization affiliated with the University of Virginia that specializes in public policy and American political history. It contains a wealth of historical resources related to the Voting Rights Act. 

National Voting Rights Museum and Institute is located in Selma, Alabama and it honors the legacy of the measure through events, galleries, and exhibits. 

Cornell University Legal Information Institute - Brief Overview of the electoral process and relevant statutes & cases. The "Resources" tab contains links to key cases and statutes and more relevant information.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans commemorates the passage of the Voting Rights Act through a cultural perspective that incorporates photo albums, first-hand accounts, letters, poetry, and audio recordings.  

Fair Elections Legal Network employs attorneys and advocates to educate the public on state-specific voting regulations and legislation. It also features a Campus Vote Project, which encourages college students to vote.

American Civil Liberties Union has a section of their website dedicated to the current issues and recent developments concerning voting rights.

Vote 411 is an organization founded by the League of Women Voters that provides current information on polling place location, absentee ballots, early voting options, registration deadlines, and voter ID requirements. 

VRA for Today is a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights that is dedicated to building bipartisan support to strengthen the Voting Rights Act. They frequently host events to petition Congress on such matters. 

Organizations - Government

  • Ben's Guide - Election Process
  • Voting and Election - USA.GOV
  • Federal Election Commission

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