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Our Mission

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Lawyers Democracy Fund (“LDF”) is a non-profit organization with a long history of advancing the role of ethics, integrity, and legal professionalism in the electoral process, including safeguarding the right of eligible voters to vote.  LDF primarily conducts, funds, and publishes research and in-depth analysis regarding the effectiveness of current and proposed election methods, particularly those lacking adequate coverage in the national media.

LDF periodically engages in public-interest litigation where appropriate to uphold the rule of law and integrity in elections.  LDF also submits briefs as amicus curiae in important elections cases to provide a pro-integrity perspective, such as defending voter identification requirements in Crawford v. Marion County, 553 U.S. 181 (2008) and N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, 831 F.3d 204 (4th Cir. 2016).