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League of Women Voters of Minnesota

Help LWVMN write an Amicus Brief to the MN Supreme Court

Posted April 16, 2019

The State of Minnesota is in the midst of a two-year battle to protect the private information of Minnesota voters, and the case will soon make its way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. An organization is seeking the public disclosure of an enormous amount of data of all Minnesota voters -- names, addresses, phone numbers, birth years and voting history, as well as information about the types of ballots they cast and whether they were challenged of all Minnesota. The alleged purpose of the information is to determine whether voter fraud has occurred, but many groups, including LWVMN, are concerned that this private information will be used to intimidate voters and suppress turnout. Such intimidation is not hypothetical; we have seen this actually happen in other states. We are seeking experienced counsel to help us educate the Minnesota Supreme Court on the negative impact on voters of public disclosure of this sensitive information.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Bar License(s) required: Minnesota
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Deliverables Due: June 15, 2019
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
League of Women Voters of Minnesota

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. We engage voters in registration and outreach, including nonpartisan candidate forums and voter guides. We also advocate on a variety of democracy issues, including voting rights, election administration, money in politics, census, and redistricting.

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