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Eunice
Hyon Min Rho

Eunice Hyon Min Rho, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, works with ACLU’s state-based affiliates across the country on legislation and advocacy relating to voter suppression, election reform, and religious freedom. Previously, she was with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she organized voter protection campaigns and litigated consumer frauds cases. She has worked as an assistant to the General Counsel of The Legal Aid Society in New York City and also as an associate at the law firm of White & Case. She graduated from Columbia University and the University of Michigan Law School.

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JAMMED! Voter Suppression Hits Pawnee, Indiana?

JAMMED! Voter Suppression Hits Pawnee, Indiana?

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 2:26pm
As any fan of NBC's Parks and Recreation knows, Pawnee Councilwoman Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) loves democracy. But just how much?
History Repeats Itself:  Why Is South Dakota Denying American Indians an Equal Opportunity to Vote?

History Repeats Itself: Why Is South Dakota Denying American Indians an Equal Opportunity to Vote?

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 11:16am

Every election, South Dakota voters have 46 days when they can vote early, which makes it easier for people to take part in our democracy. But the rules appear to be different for American Indian voters living on reservations in the state—at least…

"There Is Almost No Voter Fraud in America."

"There Is Almost No Voter Fraud in America."

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 4:33pm

A Justice Department investigation of more than 300 million votes cast between 2002 and 2007 found zero cases of voter impersonation fraud. So why are so many states passing laws to fight it?

Why Today is a Big Day for Voting Rights

Why Today is a Big Day for Voting Rights

By Faith Barksdale, Legal Assistant, ACLU & Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 4:20pm

Today marks the opening of the health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated seven million uninsured Americans are expected to apply for coverage during this first round of open enrollment; the Congressional Budget…

Let Andre Vote

Let Andre Vote

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 4:37pm

President Barack Obama kicked off his reelection campaign last week in Columbus, Ohio. Governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, will be in Cleveland today.

Would You Stand Up Against Discrimination?

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 12:11pm

Imagine: A bride-to-be trying on a wedding gown, her face lights up and the clerk beams in response. The shopper happily informs the clerk that she is marrying a woman, and declares, "My girlfriend is going to love this." The clerk…

Remembering Dr. King's Defense of Voting Rights

Remembering Dr. King's Defense of Voting Rights

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 10:25am

During the summer of 1964, a coalition of civil rights groups and almost a thousand student volunteers converged in Mississippi to register African-American voters.  The “Mississippi Summer Project” was met with unrelenting violence:…

Photo ID Law on Trial in Pennsylvania: What’s at Stake for Our Democracy

Photo ID Law on Trial in Pennsylvania: What’s at Stake for Our Democracy

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 11:52am

Margaret Pennington, a 90-year-old Chester County resident and lifelong voter, votes by going to her polling place two blocks away.  She also no longer drives and depends on her daughter to take her around.  She lives about 25 miles away…

Why The Voting Rights Act Matters

Why The Voting Rights Act Matters

By Laughlin McDonald, Voting Rights Project & Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU at 11:19am

During the signing ceremony of the Voting Rights Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson characterized the law as "one of the most monumental laws in the entire history of American freedom." Since that day, this landmark civil rights law has steadily and…

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