Current Cases & Projects

Advocates and Voters File to Intervene in Pennsylvania Democrats’ Election Lawsuit

August 10, 2020 — Four nonpartisan advocacy groups and three voters from Allegheny County have asked a state court in Pennsylvania to rule that they may intervene in an election-related lawsuit filed by the state Democratic Party. Black Political Empowerment Project, Common Cause Pennsylvania, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Make the Road Pennsylvania, […]

Challenging the Trump Campaign’s Voter Suppression Efforts in Pennsylvania

The Trump presidential campaign is seeking to block Pennsylvania voters from using drop boxes to cast mail-in ballots, curtailing their access to the ballot box. We’re challenging them in court.

Extending Pennsylvania’s Mail-In Ballot Deadline During COVID-19

An initiative of the Jeffrey Golan & Frances Vilella-Vélez Voting Justice Project. UPDATE: On May 15, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sustained the respondents’ preliminary objections, dismissing our case. We will continue to work to ensure that all voters–regardless of age, disability, race, or country of origin–can fully access our vote-by-mail system during this crisis. […]

Ending Prison Gerrymandering

When prisoners are counted in their cells during the redistricting process–rather than their hometowns–political power shifts from urban and predominantly minority communities to rural and white ones where prisons are located. We’re advocating for an end to prison gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.

A Fair Absentee Ballot System: Adams Jones et al. v. Boockvar

An initiative of the Jeffrey Golan & Frances Vilella-Vélez Voting Justice Project. Absentee voting is crucial to allowing for full participation in our democracy by people whose work takes them out of town, people with a physical disability or illness, college students, and many other voters who cannot reach their polling place on Election Day. […]

Pennsylvania Redistricting Lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s congressional map is among the top three starkest partisan gerrymanders in the country. On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and individual voters from each of the 18 districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, we are suing Pennsylvania to enjoin the current map.

Keystone Votes: The Coalition for Modern Elections

Though all citizens of age have the right to vote, many still face obstacles that prevent them from exercising that right – particularly those in low-income communities, people with disabilities, and racial and ethnic minorities. The Law Center is a member of the Keystone Votes coalition, which believes that it is time to update Pennsylvania’s voting system to make it easier and more convenient for citizens to cast their ballots, including those who already vote regularly.