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.
The Brennan Center joined eight other leading advocacy organizations on a letter to Democratic and Republican National Committees leaders, calling on them to prioritize criminal justice reform in the official party platforms.
We cannot solve America's problems if we do not fix our broken democracy. Automatic and universal voter registration is one key step toward that goal. The 2016 Democratic Platform should make it a key policy priority going forward.
Elizabeth Goitein testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, in a hearing entitled “Oversight and Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act: The Balance between National Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties."
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.