October 17, 2008
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 election
protection your highest priority. We urge the Department of Justice to follow through
publicly, in a widely distributed public letter and/or statement, on those assurances
regarding 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.