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States United Updates

Who Political Violence Threatens

The fact is that women are disproportionately targeted.
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States United Democracy Center Releases State Highlights from House Hearings on January 6 Attack

As hearings resume, updated report summarizes Committee’s evidence on campaigns to undermine electoral outcomes in five states
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The States United Democracy Center Submits Bipartisan Testimony to House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol

Former Republican and Democratic Governors, State Attorneys General, and Secretaries of State Stress That Democracy is Still Under Attack in the States; Accountability is Critical to Move Forward
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New Report Reveals State Legislative Election Subversion Trend Accelerating and Evolving

In 2022, 229 bills have been introduced in 33 states that politicize, criminalize, and interfere with nonpartisan election administration, making it easier for partisan actors to undermine the will of voters.
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Georgetown Law’s ICAP and the States United Democracy Center Release A First Amendment Guide to Aid Law Enforcement Agencies’ Efforts to Counter Bigotry and Extremism Within Their Ranks

The guidance equips law enforcement agencies with a deeper understanding of First Amendment considerations as they work to eliminate bigotry and extremism among officers and employees.
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D.C. AG Racine Names Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes and Others as New Defendants in Lawsuit Seeking to Hold January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable for Damage to the District, Law Enforcement, and Our Democracy

The civil lawsuit, which was filed in December 2021 and now includes more than three dozen individual defendants, is the first and only by a government entity against the January 6 insurrectionists.
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States United Welcomes New Staff with Expertise in Election Protection, Political Violence Prevention, and Accountability Efforts

The team expansion comes as States United ramps up efforts to support state and local officials and law enforcement leaders in key states as attacks on our free and fair elections continue heading into the 2022 midterm cycle.
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D.C. AG Racine Files Lawsuit to Hold January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable & Stand Up for Harmed District Law Enforcement Officers

States United to Serve as Pro Bono Counsel in the First Civil Lawsuit Filed by a Government Entity Against Proud Boys and Oath Keepers; Lawsuit Seeks Damages Caused by Violent & Deadly Attack
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NEW: States United Democracy Center, Law Forward Outline Legal Risks and Concerns Created by Third-Party Election Reviews in Wisconsin

Letter to County and Municipal Election Officials Details Potential State and Federal Election Security and Voter Protection Law Violations and the Unreasonable Cost to Wisconsin Taxpayers Created by Bad Faith Election Reviews
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NEW LETTER: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s Recent Threat to Dismantle Fulton County Board of Elections Raises Serious Legal Concerns

The letter warns that any attempt to seek the suspension or removal of the Fulton BRE members based on Ms. Woolard’s appointment would be contrary to Georgia Senate Bill 202 (S.B. 202).