PILF Expands with New Media and Research Office
Posted on January 4th, 2017
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – January 4, 2017: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today announced the expansion of its operations and staff.
In addition to its unique dedication to defending citizens’ voting rights and the election integrity laws that support them, PILF is proud to announce an expansion into research and analysis. The effort, helmed by veteran movement operative Logan Churchwell, will produce election integrity research and policy analysis, serve to identify opportunities for new litigation where necessary and leverage data to inform policy decisions in statehouses across the nation. He will also serve as media contact and spokesman for PILF.
J. Christian Adams, PILF President and General Counsel, noted the timing of the organization’s expansion as it relates to advancing the cause of election integrity.
“PILF is renewing its commitment to a daily fight to protect our election systems,” Adams said. “The battlefield is about to change. Common-sense laws like voter ID and bedrock institutions such as the Electoral College are in the crosshairs like never before. Despite the lawless threats against our voting systems and the people they serve, PILF chooses to press forward. The Rule of Law will be defended in the courthouse. Sensible advice will be given to policymakers and regulators. The American People will be alerted to the efforts that replace our Constitutionally-designed elections with a system engineered to create preferred partisan outcomes.
“Public Interest Legal will fight for free and fair elections and adding Logan to the staff will increase the effectiveness of the organization and the movement,” Adams adds.
The Foundation is currently working through various stages of litigation in a number of states to include Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida. In general, these cases were brought after apparent failures to perform federal voter list quality control and transparency functions, yielding significant numbers of ineligible registered voters (e.g. noncitizen, felon, etc.).
In addition to representing plaintiffs, PILF has submitted amicus briefs in cases related to Ohio’s voter integrity reforms; North Carolina‘s voter ID law; and federal rules allowing the expansion of citizenship verification during voter registration–among others.
The incoming Communications and Research Director, Logan Churchwell, is a True the Vote alumni with years’ experience operating in all aspects of media/public relations, research, volunteer training, and a primary liaison to regional election integrity organizations. Churchwell is an seasoned spokesperson on election integrity issues to include voter ID, automatic voter registration, voter fraud research, election law politics, and the proper role of poll watchers.
Churchwell has previously served as a strategic communications professional both on and off Capitol Hill and was a founding editor for Breitbart News’ Texas division.
Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.
Media contact: media@PublicInterestLegal.org