Among the most overlooked, but most important, provisions of the omnibus voter suppression law enacted in Georgia are new provisions that encourage mass challenges and threaten counties that refuse to abide them.
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.
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.
After two historic elections with record-breaking voter turnout that turned Georgia and the U.S Senate blue, Georgia Republicans openly admit they will do everything in their power to stop it from happening again.
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.
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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