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    Supreme Court Arizona v. ITCA Ruling

    The Supreme Court has been faced with several major decisions that will change the course of crucial issues, such as voting rights and marriage equality. One of these is the Arizona v. Intertribal Council case – and the Supreme Court ruled on it today.

    The Justices ruled in a 7-2 decision that the Arizona state law requiring people who were registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship is preempted by the National Voter Registration Act. Under the NVRA, people only need to show valid ID, but no legal proof of citizenship at the time of registration. The case was brought forth by several Native American tribes, civil rights groups and Arizona residents who argued that the state law, known as Proposition 200, barred otherwise eligible voters from casting a ballot.

    In this landmark case, the Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the NVRA. A big win for voters! Here are Rock the Vote, we are grateful for today’s victory, but the fight for equal rights, access, and opportunity continues; and Rock the Vote will continue to push forward with advocacy that supports the legacy of the NVRA and work to make the basic American right to vote available to all those who are eligible.

    Join us in this effort. Take a stand for the right to vote at www.rockthevote.com/wewill/issues/voting-rights/. Together, we will work towards a modern voting system that is inclusive and equal.

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    Bio: My name is Jen Yam and I am a rising senior at Duke University pursuing a public policy major and neuroscience minor. I am a New York native and love music (both playing and listening) and reading. I am working in the political department here at Rock the Vote for the summer.

    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com

    One Response to “Supreme Court Arizona v. ITCA Ruling”

    1. chris propson says:

      great news! glad to see america is looking deep into eachothers hearts and giving natives a chance to vote for hopefully the right people. Amen!