More than 250 voter suppression proposals already advanced in statehouses this year place our democracy at risk of overthrow by voter suppression. It is time to put an end to this reign of voter suppression.
The single reform that would do the most to fight back against the voter suppression efforts is Election Day Registration, which allows eligible voters to register and cast a ballot at the same time on Election Day.
With the For the People Act, this new Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to repair the damage and restore the promise of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
States should pass laws prohibiting long lines at the polls and prescribe by law that no voter should have to wait more than half an hour in order to cast a ballot. Now is the time to support this simple solution.
What’s happening in New Hampshire is symptomatic of a larger GOP problem. Republican elected officials in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and elsewhere are following this “cheat-to-win” strategy.
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.
Now that we have transitioned to an America without Trump as its president, the days are still dark—an epidemic is raging and the assault on democracy continues. Although the man left the White House, Trumpism remains.
Democracy Docket is excited to see your reform goals in action. Our 100 Days of Democracy initiative will build off these ideas to fight for laws, policies and practices that strengthen our democracy and its institutions.
Our mission must be to strengthen our institutions and voting laws. We will not achieve a healthy democracy by simply blocking bad things from happening or trying to restore institutions to what they were four years ago.
As we head toward January 20th, many are asking: how do we harness the power of unified control of government and the progressive community to ensure that we never find ourselves in this position again?