At this turning point for democracy, we encourage everyone who shares our values of wanting all eligible Americans to vote to join the fight. We need action: legal, legislative and the registration and turnout of eligible voters.
Now, a compromise bill, the Freedom the Vote Act — based on the For the People Act and a framework announced by Sen. Joe Manchin earlier this summer — offers Democrats a path forward. This is the vehicle that can become law.
In today’s piece, we walk through what the Freedom to Vote Act would do to expand access to voting and protect our elections, how it compares to the For the People Act and what its prospects for passage in the Senate are.
As Black women born and raised in the South, we know all too well the painful history of voting discrimination in this nation. We grew up listening to the stories of literacy tests, poll taxes, and other barriers to the ballot box.
At any given time, there are roughly 750,000 Americans in jails and most of them are legally allowed to cast ballots. In Pennsylvania, these people are eligible to register and vote. No eligible voter should be denied their right.
In a nation founded on the promise of representative democracy, voting is one of the most sacred and fundamental rights we have — so much so that the right to vote is effectively synonymous with citizenship itself.
In today’s Explainer, we’re reflecting on Congressman John Lewis powerful legacy and breaking down the landmark voting rights bill he championed — the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4.
As we mark the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington, a protest march where some 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., it’s more critical than ever that we stay vigilant.
Despite women voters remaining more engaged in elections than their male counterparts, there’s still a major disparity that Americans are fighting to rectify: Our elected officials are still majority male.
We cannot count on the courts to defend the right to vote. It will be legislation, not litigation, that ensures our democracy is strong and that our federal elections in 2022 and beyond are free and fair.