Voting Rights Project

voting rights


The right to vote is a fundamental to a healthy democracy. The mission of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project (VRP) is to prevent, reduce, and eliminate barriers to voting and civic participation, especially in underrepresented minority and low-income communities, to ensure that each eligible citizen is able cast her ballot and make her voice heard.

In order to achieve that mission, the VRP:

  • Researches and litigates to improve minority representation;
  • Runs programs to promote youth civic engagement;
  • Coordinates member attorneys to protect elections; and
  • Conducts policy research and advocacy to improve election administration


You can find out more about the work of VRP and access the reports authored by the team, here.

To read VRP's newest report, click below: 


For more information on becoming a member of the Lawyers' Committee or to join the Voting Rights Advisory Council, please contact Staff Attorney Ruth Greenwood at

Voting Rights

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