The National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ), inspired by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and Barbara Arnwine, founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition, with founding partner, the National Bar Association, will highlight, document, and address the scourge of voter suppression across the country, while advancing electoral reform and civic engagement to promote an inclusive and robust U.S. democracy. This non-partisan and diverse commission composed of prominent civil rights leaders, voting rights experts, scholars, elected officials, lawyers, students, and community activists will undertake a schedule of work centered around independent research, hearings and listening sessions in the states to hear directly from U.S. citizens; publications of findings, recommendations and strategies; and direct organizing and collaboration with community-based organizations to enhance voter engagement. The National Commission for Voter Justice will compile, review and distill existing reports published by the federal government, states, major research institutions, civil rights, voting rights and civic engagement organizations as well as prior private and public commissions. Collaboration with non-partisan institutions and other commissions focusing on voting rights issues and vulnerable communities will be actively pursued.

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MLK Voting Rights Action Day–Special Hearing on Disability Rights and Voting Rights

MLK Voting Rights Action Day–Special Hearing on Disability Rights and Voting Rights–Washington, DC

22

JAN

Hearings–Arizona/New Mexico Hearings, Albuquerque, New Mexico–Navajo Land (New Mexico)

Hearings–Arizona/New Mexico Hearings, Albuquerque, New Mexico–Navajo Land (New Mexico)

15

FEB

Hearing–Durham, North Carolina (North Carolina)

Hearing–Durham, North Carolina (North Carolina)

30

MAR

Regional Hearing–St. Louis, Missouri (Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas)

Regional Hearing–St. Louis, Missouri (Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas)

27

APR

Regional Hearing–Ohio (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio)

Regional Hearing–Ohio (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio)

25

MAY

Regional Hearing & Caravan–New Orleans, Louisiana (Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee)

Regional Hearing & Caravan–New Orleans, Louisiana (Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee)

15

JUN

Special Hearing–2020 Census–Gerrymand Hering and Redistricting–Washington, DC

Special Hearing–2020 Census–Gerrymand Hering and Redistricting–Washington, DC

13

JUL

San Francisco–Northwestern Hearing (Northern California, Oregon, and Washington)

San Francisco–Northwestern Hearing (Northern California, Oregon, and Washington)

04

AUG

VOTE READY CAMPAIGN 2019–Voter Education, Engagement and Mobilization Events

VOTE READY CAMPAIGN 2019–Voter Education, Engagement and Mobilization Events

01

OCT

Fannie Lou Hamer Voter Registration Week

Fannie Lou Hamer Voter Registration Week

06

OCT

2019 State and Local Election

2019 State and Local Election

05

NOV

Final Commission Report Issued

Final Commission Report Issued

13

NOV

Congressional Briefing on Commission Report–Findings and Recommendations for Voting Justice for 2020 Elections

Congressional Briefing on Commission Report–Findings and Recommendations for Voting Justice for 2020 Elections

20

NOV

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The National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ)

The National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ) inspired by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and Barbara Arnwine, founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition, with founding partner, the National Bar Association, will highlight, document, and address the scourge of voter suppression across the country, while advancing electoral reform and civic engagement to promote an inclusive and robust U.S. democracy. This non-partisan and diverse commission composed of prominent civil rights leaders, voting rights experts, scholars, elected officials, lawyers, students, and community activists will undertake a schedule of work centered around independent research, hearings and listening sessions in the states to hear directly from U.S. citizens; publications of findings, recommendations and strategies; and direct organizing and collaboration with community-based organizations to enhance voter engagement. The National Commission for Voter Justice will compile, review and distill existing reports published by the federal government, states, major research institutions, civil rights, voting rights and civic engagement organizations as well as prior private and public commissions. Collaboration with non-partisan institutions and other voting rights commissions will be actively pursued.

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Non-Partisan National Voting Rights Alliance Election Day Command Center

The Voting Rights Alliance, convened by the Transformative Justice Coalition and hosted by the Hip Hop Caucus, is monitoring social media today until 7:00 PM EST for reports via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please tell your...

The Midterm Elections: Live Report from TJC and Voting Rights Alliance National Command Center Hosted by Hip Hop Caucus!

Join radio show host Barbara Arnwine, founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC),on November 6th, 2018, from 12:00--1:00 PM EST, for a Special Live Broadcast from the National Voting Rights Command Center of the Transformative...

‘Ballot Box Bullies’: Maine GOP Governor Demands Voter ID Law

Voter ID laws hurt "people of color, poor people, the elderly, and people living in rural areas—in other words, the majority of Mainers. Gov. LePage has already lost on this issue multiple times. It's time for him to move on."...

Here Are The Basics To Voting In Texas

A March 6 Election Day means early voting starts Feb. 20 and the last day to register is Feb. 5 Welcome to the 2018 Elections! This could be a historic year at the ballot box. Republicans are looking to sweep all the statewide offices...

Push For Automatic Voter Registration Gets New Life

By Julia Ritchey Jan 30, 2018 Automatic voter registration is gaining traction in statehouses across the country. A bill making its way through the legislature could make it a reality in Utah. Sen. Deidre Henderson’s bill, S.B. 112,...

JOIN our Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Caucus Events

On September 12th, from 2:30-4:30 PM, at the Washington Convention Center, Room 147A, Honorary Host, Congressman Bobby Rush will present a special program on “Advancing Voter Justice and #VoterVigilance: A Special Presentation on the fight for the Vote and Speak Out”, co-sponsored by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the National Commission for Justice Justice.

DECLARATION OF STATE OF VOTING RIGHTS EMERGENCY

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January 22-23rd – MLK Voting Rights Action Day–Special Hearing on Disability Rights and Voting Rights–Washington, DC – More TBA

February 15–16th – Hearings–Arizona/New Mexico Hearings, Albuquerque, New Mexico–Navajo Land (New Mexico) – More TBA

March 30th – Hearing–Durham, North Carolina (North Carolina) – More TBA