AVR just makes sense. Citizens should not have to opt-in to their fundamental right to vote, any more than they have to opt in to free speech or due process. It is the government’s job to make voting easy.
Democratic control in Washington is not safe while Republicans in the states are working overtime to destroy our democracy, defying the will of the voters and insulating their extremist members from accountability.
The best way to guarantee that maps are drawn equitably is by engaging the communities who are impacted the most by unfair maps and putting the map-drawing power in the hands of independent commissions — not politicians.
The For the People Act leaves open the door to novel barriers erected by wily vote suppressors. How could the Act slam this door shut? The most promising proposal is an amendment drafted by Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY).
This is an attempted power grab, pure and simple. All of this scheming ignores the will of the voters and the very real problems in our elections like lack of funding, resources and voter access.
A country in which party so thoroughly trumps geography is not the Republic our Framers envisioned — but the 2020 census sabotage makes clear that it’s the Republic in which we now live.
The Republican state legislators who have introduced these anti-voter bills will be the very same people who try to gerrymander themselves into power during the redistricting process this year.
The disenfranchisement of Washingtonians is one of the most glaring civil rights issues of our time. D.C. statehood is the only way to ensure American citizens living in Washington, D.C. have full access to our democracy.
Every one of us thought Democrats would have a better Election Day than they did. So, what went wrong? There were several factors that may have contributed to polling error in 2020, and there is not a single, definitive answer.
Ultimately, the strength of our democracy depends not on any one voice, company, or state. It’s not enough for the business community to denounce attacks on our democracy — we must also act.