2012 Election – Reporter Resources
The American Bar Association offers several resources related to the national election:
REPORTERS: Election law experts are available for media interviews and background. Topics include 2012 elections, Voting Rights Act, Federal Election Commission, recounts and more.
Contact Meredith Josef at 202-662-1092 or via email.
- Statement of ABA President Urging Participation in 2012 Election, Offering Resources
- Video of ABA President Bellows: Voting is Not Only Our Right – It’s Our Responsibility
- Americanvoter.org is a nonpartisan public-service campaign sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division. The project is dedicated to educating current and future voters about the history of voting rights in the United States and the importance of exercising the right to vote (more on this campaign in this Sept. 17 news release).
- Lawyer as Citizen initiative is a resource for lawyers and judges who want to become more involved in the electoral process. The webpage includes a polling site locator, information on registering to serve as a poll worker, an election law manual for trial judges and more (more on this resource in this Aug. 6 news release).
- Voter rights fact card is a consumer resource outlining voter rights and responsibilities.
- ABANow Top Story: New Voter Registration Laws: Fighting Voter Fraud or Suppressing the Vote? On the eve of Election Day, a panel of experts assembled by the American Bar Association will explore whether new voter registration laws fight voter fraud or suppress the vote.
- America Votes! A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights is newly published book from the ABA that provides key information and perspective on election-law questions that the courts are now addressing or will soon be considering (more info on the book in this July 26 news release).
- ABA Standing Committee on Election Law develops and examines ways to improve the federal electoral process. The committee’s 10-member advisory commission consists of representatives of Congress, the president of the League of Women Voters, the chairman and the vice-chairman of the Federal Election Commission, election law attorneys and academics.
- Election reform policies have been passed by the ABA to enhance the integrity and public perception of the electoral process.