June 02, 2020
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Protecting the Right to Vote
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that President Tom Fitton will provide testimony on June 3 before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties during a hearing titled “Protecting the Right to Vote During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: To watch live, click here.
Also providing testimony will be:
- Stacey Abrams, Chair, Fair Fight Action
- J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
- Barbara Arnwine, President, Transformational Justice Coalition
- Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State, State of Michigan
- Michelle Bishop, Disability Advocacy Specialist for Voting Rights, National Disability Rights Network
- Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
- Myrna Pérez, Director, Voting Rights and Elections Program, Brennan Center for Justice
For more than 25 years, Judicial Watch has been known for its aggressive, leading edge use of public records laws and lawsuits, as well as taxpayer, civil rights, and whistleblower protection litigation to fight government corruption. In 2012, it launched a nationwide effort to promote voting integrity and protect voting rights. As part of this effort, Judicial Watch assembled a team of highly experienced voting rights attorneys who have fought gerrymandering in Maryland, stopped discriminatory elections in Hawaii, and cleaned up voter rolls in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, among other achievements.
In 2018, California settled a federal lawsuit with Judicial Watch and began the process of removing up to 1.6 million inactive names from Los Angeles County’s voter rolls. In April, Judicial Watch sued North Carolina and Pennsylvania to force them to clean up their voter rolls. Judicial Watch also just filed a lawsuit to stop the special, statewide vote-by-mail mandate issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom.