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Volume: 11 Number: 21

Title: NVRI: National Voting Rights Institute

Source/Sponsoring Agency: National Voting Rights Institute


Date Checked: 6/26/2006      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 6/26/2006

Topics: Civil Rights; Constitutional Law

Other keywords: Campaign Finance; Elections

Contents: A Boston-based non-partisan, non-profit entity, the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) is “committed to making the real promise of American democracy that meaningful political participation and power should be accessible to all regardless of economic or social status.” NVRI pursues its commitment by working to limit election campaign spending, obtaining public funding for elections, protecting political participation at the state and local level, and supporting Constitutional protection of the right to vote. NVRI focuses its energies in litigation and coalition work, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo being a main target. The website is organized into several components, with the News and Publications and Our Work sections as the most significant. The News section provides a chronicle of NVRI’s work and includes links to motions, exhibits and other documents filed in cases. Also available are transcripts of testimony and opinion pieces by NVRI staff, as well as video files of interviews and speeches. The Our Work section explains NVRI’s initiatives and includes the NVRI Legal Library, which contains the full text of the group’s cases.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012