RNLA Sends Letter to the House Opposing the SHIELD Act

Today, the RNLA sent a letter to U.S. House leadership opposing H.R. 4617, Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act (SHIELD Act), which contains the Honest Ads Act plus some additional provisions:

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RNLA Floridian Members and Friends Send Letter of Support for 11th Circuit Nominees to Senate Judiciary

Today, the RNLA sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of President Trump's nominees to the Eleventh Circuit, current Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck. It was signed by Floridian members and friends of the RNLA:

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RNLA Thanks Matthew Petersen for His Service on the Federal Election Commission

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.

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RNLA Honors Anne Ware Lewis with the 2019 Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award

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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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RNLA Honors Mike Davis with the Betty Murphy Award

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.

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RNLA Letter to House Leaders Opposing H.R. 1

Today, the RNLA sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing House Resolution 1, which will be considered on the House floor and receive a vote this week:

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RNLA Letter to the Senate from Members and Friends in Support of William Barr's Confirmation

Today, the RNLA sent a letter to Senate leaders in support of confirming the Honorable William Barr as Attorney General of the United States.  The letter was signed by 115 RNLA leaders, members, and friends:

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