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The Recorder: Dozens of Big Firm Leaders and GCs Speak Out Against ‘Unnecessary Obstacles’ to Voting

April 12, 2021

O’Melveny joined over 60 fellow AmLaw 100 firms and 19 general counsels in signing a statement denouncing recent voter restriction laws in the US, this article reported.

The full statement reads:

“Equal access to voting is a fundamental right in the United States. Making voting easier, not harder, for all eligible voters should be the goal of every elected official. Election laws that impose unnecessary obstacles and barriers on the right to vote and that disenfranchise underrepresented groups represent a significant step backwards for all Americans. Now, more than ever, courageous leadership is required from our elected officials. We, the undersigned law firm managing partners and corporate general counsel, denounce all efforts to restrict the constitutional right of every eligible American to vote and to participate in our democracy.”

The Recorder subscribers can read the full article here.