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Late last week, major civil rights and voting rights organizations - including the League - called on President Obama to act quickly in appointing new commissioners to the Election Assistance Commission, which is charged with improving the administration of the nation’s elections.
- We call on the President to step up to this challenge. These essential positions have been empty for an unacceptably long time. Failing to appoint commissioners … risks reducing the voting and civil rights of our citizens -- rights for which many have given their lives.