In a letter to the White House’s Senior Director on Counterterrorism, more than 25 human rights, civil liberties, and community organizations requested an update on their request for a federal guidance on Countering Violent Extremism initiatives.
Overall crime rates in America’s 30 largest cities were nearly identical from 2014 to 2015, declining over that time period by 0.1 percent. The data show that crime rates remain at historic lows nationally.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections to support a bill that would modernize voter registration in the state. The Brennan Center urged the legislature to modernize its voter registration by implementing a system of automatic voter registration. The legislation, would put the responsibility on the government to sign up eligible individuals unless they decline to register.