The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law joined 135 other organizations and 64 individuals on a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to extend "ban the box" and fair chance hiring to the nation's federal government contractors.
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.
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.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony to the Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee for the Constitutional Modernization Commission regarding congressional redistricting reform in Ohio. The Brennan Center urged the Committee to expand the prohibition on partisan gerrymandering to congressional redistricting.
In response to a letter from the Director of National Intelligence, the Center and other civil liberties groups requested basic information about the impact of Section 702 surveillance on United States citizens and residents.