Nos. 83-1115, 83-1323 and 83-1610.

727 F.2d 167 (1984)

PEOPLE ORGANIZED FOR WELFARE AND EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS (P.O.W.E.R.), Walter Tunis, and Clarence Propst, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. James R. THOMPSON, Governor of the State of Illinois, Jeffrey C. Miller, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and E. Allen Bernardi, Director of the Illinois Department of Labor, Defendants-Appellants, Michael Lavelle, Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago, Corneal Davis and James R. Nolan, Commissioners, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 14, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James C. O'Connell, Asst. Atty. Gen., Welfare Litigation, Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellants.

Thomas Johnson, Legal Asst. Found. of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before ESCHBACH and POSNER, Circuit Judges, and SWYGERT, Senior Circuit Judge.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

We must decide in this case whether an association that is dedicated to increasing the political power of the poor and the unemployed, but that has no members who are not registered to vote, has standing to litigate the question whether the First Amendment requires a state to permit local election officials to register voters in the state's public aid and unemployment compensation offices.

At the time this suit began, P.O.W.E.R. ("People...

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