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Northeastern News Subscriptions
Northeastern credentials provide access to the following extant US news outlets. Links will take you to built searches for news relating to voting rights.
Black Voters Matter
"Black Voters Matter goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities."
Brennan Center for Justice
"The Brennan Center for Justice is an independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization that works to reform, revitalize, and when necessary, defend our country’s systems of democracy and justice."
Spread the Vote
"At Spread The Vote, we help members of our communities empower themselves to be heard at the polls: with IDs, registration, education, and turnout."
"Since 2016, Trans Lifeline’s Microgrants department has been leading a community supported effort to create and maintain the widest readily accessible database of all the local and national information surrounding ID changes in one place – including Tribal IDs, immigration documents, military documents, and name changes for people with previous criminal records."
"Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy."
"Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy."
Bloomberg Law News - Voting Rights
ACLU of Massachusetts - Voting Rights
"Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is working to protect and expand access to the ballot, and fighting back against attempts to curtail an essential right in our democracy."
League of Women Voters - Massachusetts
"For almost one hundred years, the League has led the way, working to ensure that all citizens actively engage in making democracy work. We are women and men making a difference in the political future of our communities, state, and country."
"Our Emancipation Initiative is about infusing our system with equitable justice and bringing about absolute inclusion for our people locked down and out of our democracy. Our key focus is ending Life Without Parole prison sentences and restoring voting rights here in Massachusetts as well as establishing universal prisoner suffrage throughout the country."
"MassVOTE is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to increase voter participation in our state."
Creating Search Alerts
Interested in monitoring a particular issue on voting or election law? Try creating a search alert across various legal research databases and Google! Have new developments sent to you.
Lexis+ allows users to request a periodic email digest with new cases, statutes, regulations and more after building and conducting a search. This can be further limited by jurisdiction. For more information on creating an alert, visit Lexis+ Creating a Search Alert help page.
WestLaw Edge includes many options for developing customized alerts including:
- WestClip - Get new documents that match your search criteria
- KeyCite Alert - Receive updates and changes to citing authorities
- Docket Alert - Find out when new cases are filed that meet your criteria (party, jurisdiction, case type, etc.)
- Docket Track - Know about changes and additions to dockets
- Publication Alert - Lean when new documents are added to a particular publication on Westlaw Next
"Alerts on WestLaw Next" provides instructions for building these alerts.
Bloomberg also allows users to create alerts based on searches conducted in the database. Users can send these updates to their email inbox or "Alert Inbox" within the Bloomberg database. For more information, visit Bloomberg Law Product Help & Walkthrough.
Google alerts allows a user to build multifaceted searches and receive email notifications for "interesting new content." You can choose how frequently you receive updates and more with Google Alerts.