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Free and equal participation in elections and government is the foundational principle of democracy. Democracy in the U.S. is increasingly threatened by authoritarian efforts to suppress voting rights and limit the representation of people of color in government. While legislative bodies and courts are failing in their duty to protect these rights, the SPLC is sounding the alarm to international bodies and seeking their intervention.

• SPLC Report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — July 15, 2022
• Request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for a Public Hearing on Voting Rights — April 20, 2022
• Response Questions from the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues — Dec. 22, 2021
• Response to Call for Input to U.N. Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues — Nov. 4, 2021

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