Letter to Attorney General Mukasey on 2008 Election Protection

On behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), we, the undersigned groups, are writing to highlight urgent priorities for the upcoming November 2008 general election. We appreciate your statement at the September 8, 2008 meeting with voting rights groups held at the Department of Justice committing to make electionprotection your highest priority. We urge the Department of Justice to follow throughpublicly, in a widely distributed public letter and/or statement, on those assurancesregarding actions the Department will take in advance of the upcoming election. We believe such a letter and/or statement by DOJ will help ensure that rights of all voters, including minority voters, to participate in the election free of intimidation or harassment will be protected.

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