Federal legislation to improve America’s elections is now on the table. But there’s another power the House and Senate could use to strengthen American democracy—a power distinct from legislation and all the hurdles that apply to it.
Through Pennsylvania, Congress can take lessons to learn both what went well and what we could do better for the future. Congress must utilize its Constitutionally-bestowed powers to enact meaningful reform.
Georgia reached a tipping point in 2020, where our voters, activists, organizations, attorneys and determination toppled decades of voter suppression. We’ve turned Georgia blue–now comes the hard work of staying here.
Too many of us don’t realize that—based on the method you choose to vote—there are real implications for the type of documentation (like a driver’s license or state ID) you may need to make your vote count on November 3.
One major barrier to voting is getting to the polls. If voters face impediments in getting to their polling place, such as a lack of transportation, they may be less likely to vote and participate in the democratic process.
There are still many questions about the November election. But one thing remains constant: A democracy only works if its people keep it working. Do your part and support democracy in your community.
We will not be able to make change unless we lift up every voice. We need to go beyond encouraging people to vote, because this election is so much more than casting one ballot. This November, we will be heard.
Understanding how young people are especially burdened by the voting process is essential for diagnosing shortcomings of our current voting system—and for identifying the specific policy changes most likely to increase youth turnout.
What is one of the top things we can do to prevent what happened in Wisconsin from happening all over the country this November? Recruit and train new poll workers. The future of our democracy depends on it.
The pandemic has already deprived college students of precious time on campuses with their friends and faculty this fall. We cannot allow it to deprive them of their right to vote.
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