The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) thanks Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Matthew Petersen for his years of public service on the FEC. Commissioner Petersen announced today that he would leave the FEC effective August 31.Read more
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has named Anne Ware Lewis the 2019 honoree of the RNLA’s Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award. This recognition, posthumously honoring Lewis, marks her sustaining legacy in Republican circles both in Georgia and nation-wide. She was honored during the RNLA’s National Election Law Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 2, 2019.Read more
RNLA Voices Support for H.R. 3412: The Election Security Assistance Act to Address the Nation’s Cyber-Security Needs in Elections
The RNLA submitted a letter to support H.R. 3412: The Election Security Assistance Act to Address the Nation’s Cyber-Security Needs in Elections. The letter states in part:
We believe H.R. 2722, known as The SAFE Act, does not accomplish the public’s demand for open, fair, and honest elections. H.R. 2722 places too much control in the hands of the federal government. It takes away local autonomy over elections and jeopardizes the power of states to craft solutions to threats and outside influence. The independence of states and localities to carry out elections is a key component of our federal constitutional system.Read more
RNLA Submits Comment to Election Assistance Commission regarding Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines 2.0 Principles and Guidelines Proposal
Today, the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) submitted a public comment to the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) regarding the proposed Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0 Principles and Guidelines.
According to the EAC: "Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) are a set of specifications and requirements against which voting systems can be tested to determine if the systems meet required standards. Some factors examined under these tests include basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. HAVA mandates that EAC develop and maintain these requirements."
The VVSG was first established in 2005, and later partially updated in 2015. Currently, VVSG 2.0 Principles and Guidelines are up for consideration. This is the first time the Principles and Guidelines portion has been separated from the Requirements portion.
Below is the full comment submitted to EAC by the RNLA:Read more
RNLA Sends Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Reform Regarding Efforts to Subpoena President Trump’s Financial Records from His Accountants
Today, the RNLA sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Commings and Republican Ranking Member Jim Jordan urging the committee to halt efforts to subpoena President Donald Trump’s confidential financial records from his accountants. The full letter can be viewed here.Read more
Washington, DC — The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce Mike Davis as the recipient of the 2019 Betty Murphy Award, which will be presented at the National Policy Conference on April 5 in Washington, D.C. Davis was selected for the Betty Murphy Award because he is an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, and an organization builder who inspires others’ efforts.
The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) strongly supports President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next United States Attorney General, the Honorable William P. Barr, and urges the Senate to confirm him swiftly.Read more
On December 7, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) elected David Warrington as the new president of the organization. He will help to lead the over 6,000-member-strong organization in 2019.