Grantee Profile

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Grants to Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • $400,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Voting Rights Project conducts litigation, legal support, and public education to prevent unnecessary and unconstitutional barriers to voting. The Lawyers’ Committee has developed a set of online and mobile tools through which voters can ask questions about voting and report problems they encounter to a network of trained legal volunteers who provide informed responses or intervene, if necessary. The Lawyers’ Committee will organize the National Commission on Voting Rights, a series of public hearings that will gather testimony on voting challenges to contribute to the public record.

  • $200,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Election Protection Program (Lawyers’ Committee) provides legal expertise, and interactive information resources to voters and grassroots organizations with the goal of ensuring that all eligible citizens are able to cast a vote that will be counted on Election Day. Through the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline, the Lawyers’ Committee and its partners identify problems with elections administration during the run up to the election, and on Election Day itself. The Lawyers’ Committee also provides legal expertise to grassroots groups working directly with state and local election officials to address potential problems before Election Day, and conducts litigation when necessary to reduce barriers to voting.

  • $300,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law $900,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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