The Brennan Center recently submitted comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Bureau (CBP) on their plan to collect social media information from travelers seeking entry to the United States.
When lawmakers passed these new requirements, particularly voter ID laws, they claimed it was to safeguard against voter fraud and protect election integrity. But occasionally we have seen politicians slip — and reveal a more strategic motive for these laws.
A new reform to modernize voter registration with the potential to dramatically increase registration rates is gaining momentum. Automatic voter registration has been approved in five states, and dozens more are considering following suit.
The Brennan Center sent a letter to the President urging him to nominate someone with a strong background in privacy and civil liberties to fill the position of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) chair.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony to the Detroit Voting Rights Town Hall Meeting: "Setting the Democracy Agenda," urging members of Congress to modernize voter registration by implementing a system of automatic voter registration, and to pass an amended voting rights act.