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.
The House should be reminded of Fannie Lou Hamer’s courage in 1964. She may have lost that election contest, but she won a valuable tool for fighting voter suppression that is still relevant today.
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).
With H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act stalled in Congress, we asked our contributors to think beyond existing federal legislation and to share other new, bold, voter-centric policy ideas.
This year has seen a historic amount of voter suppression legislation — but there have also been significant reforms and improvements to voting rights, and there is potentially history-making federal legislation on the horizon.
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.
As voting rules and restrictions became more partisan, corporate America has largely tried to ignore the potential controversy, fearful of what standing up for voting rights could mean for their bottom line.
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.
If corporations really believe in protecting the right to vote, now is the time for them to show it. Americans have many ways to make their voices heard — at the ballot box, and with their wallets
A democracy agenda has to include a renewed focus on these fundamentals. We need to replace voting systems that were purchased after the 2000 election and that are now well past the end of their lifespan.