The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act (S. 1994) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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S. 1994: Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections. (More Info)

The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act (S. 1994) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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National Education Association (NEA) 31,855 Facebook fans 69,804 Twitter followers

January 13, 2012

Dear Senator Cardin:

On behalf of the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA), we would like to express our support for the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act (S. 1994).

NEA believes the right to vote, and to have one’s vote counted, is the most basic tenet of a democratic society. The Voting Rights Act (VRA)—our nation’s most successful civil rights law—has had remarkable success in ensuring access to the voting booth. Congress enacted it in response to persistent and purposeful discrimination through literacy tests, poll taxes, intimidation ...

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Common Cause 38,907 Facebook fans 11,159 Twitter followers

With America on the cusp of what promises to be a closely-contested presidential election, the voter intimidation legislation introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin and Chuck Schumer gives Congress an opportunity to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to voting rights and free and open elections, Common Cause said today.

“In too many of our states, candidates and elected officials are stoking groundless fears about ‘voter fraud’ in an attempt to justify legislation restricting voting rights,” said Bob Edgar, president of the non-partisan government watchdog group. “This proposal refocuses our attention on the real threat to the integrity of our elections – the ...

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Project Vote 2,088 Twitter followers

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced important legislation to punish voter suppression and intimidation tactics. The bill fills in important gaps in federal law by creating tough new criminal and civil penalties for those who create and distribute false and deceptive voting information and campaign literature, says Project Vote.

“In this year, when hurdles to voting have been spreading across the states like wildfire, it is especially important to have a federal law that addresses some of the most egregious voter suppression tactics,” says Michael Slater, executive director of Project Vote.

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