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VoteSafe is a cross-partisan coalition of election administrators and organizations that endorse the simple principle that every American has the right to vote safely amidst the pandemic. VoteSafe is committed to ensuring voters have options: expanded access to absentee ballots as well as safe, sanitary, and accessible in-person voting locations. Nonpartisan research shows that mail-in ballots are secure, and that they do not advantage one party over the other. VoteSafe does not support or oppose politicians or parties. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all voters as they exercise their constitutional right. Doing so is not a partisan issue; it is an American issue. We are committed to ensuring that the right to vote safely transcends politics and partisanship.

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The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would create a new preclearance formula.

The two bills Biden needs to sign as soon as possible to make the next election fair

Jackson is an attorney at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit focused on bolstering voting rights and curbing money's influence on politics.
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Vanita Gupta, head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Joe Biden's selection for associate attorney general, was named one of the top feminists of 2020.

Voting rights advocates claim multiple spots on 'top feminists' list

After it launched in the early 1970s, Ms. magazine became a leading voice in the fight for equal rights for women and other issues that came to define feminism. In 2020, equality at the ballot box became one of the leading issues for the media platform's editors.

So it's no surprise that the 2020 list of "top feminists" includes a number of women who played critical roles in the democracy reform movement. Here's a look at some of the women on the list.

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RepresentUs co-founder Joshua Graham Lynn speaks at his organization's 2019 Unrig Summit.

Reform in 2021: RepresentUs keeps up fight to pass HR 1 and to stop gerrymandering

This is the first installment of an ongoing Q&A series.

As Democrats take power in Washington, if only tenuously, many democracy reform groups see a potential path toward making the American political system work better. In this installment, Matt Strabone, general counsel for RepresentUs, answers our questions about 2020 accomplishments and plans for the year ahead. His organization advocates overhauling lobbying, transparency, ethics and campaign finance laws. Strabone's responses have been edited for clarity and length.

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Biden taps voting rights advocate Kristen Clarke for senior DOJ role

Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting and civil rights advocate, was nominated Thursday to serve as President-elect Joe Biden's assistant attorney general for civil rights.

If confirmed by the Senate, Clarke will lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, helping to enforce civil rights laws and ensure equal justice for all Americans. She currently serves as president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a national nonprofit that played a critical role during the 2020 elections.

The Lawyers' Committee helped voters navigate changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, understand voting procedures and safeguard against voter intimidation. The organization's Election Protection hotline, available in 11 languages, fielded a record-high 229,000 calls by Nov. 3.

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