Months after voters approved progressive measures, a court blocked Mississippi’s ballot initiative process. Now, the Republican Legislature is attempting to reinstate the process, but with vast government overreach that rolls back the power of voters.
Federal voting rights legislation has stalled and with little chance of it ever passing during this current Congress, the nation is now looking to the states to protect and expand our most fundamental rights.
The most meaningful thing you can do is run for office yourself – in most states, it’s not too late to get on the ballot this year. If you’re not ready to run just yet, you can make just as big a difference by investing your time and money toward local races.
The Republican Party is attempting to secure and retain political control by manipulating how votes are to cast, where those votes count and whether they even count at all.
We can and must do better for the American people. Restoring the filibuster to its historic role complements and will reinvigorate the other pathway to completing bills, 60-vote cloture, by spurring more negotiation.
In state capitals around the country, right-wing lawmakers are preparing to decide the 2024 presidential election. The GOP knows that if they can maintain control of key state legislatures this November, they can capture the White House in 2024 — no matter what voters say.
As the chief elections officer of California, a lifelong advocate of voting rights and as a daughter of the Jim Crow South whose parents fought for their right to vote, I’m calling on Democratic leaders to act boldly on behalf of our most sacred American value.
Keeping Jan. 6 participants out of office does not just mean making sure Trump can’t run again in 2024. We must ensure that any participants in the insurrection cannot win seats on our school boards, town and city councils or state assemblies.
Oregon was the first state to conduct elections exclusively by mail. This policy change, made possible by a citizens’ ballot initiative, has revolutionized democratic participation in our state and helped us make elections more accessible.
A Supreme Court decision further eroded the VRA by upholding an Arizona law that disqualifies ballots cast by voters at any poll site other than the one assigned — a technicality that has been shown to disproportionately impact minority communities.