Elected officials who claim to be allies of the LGBTQ+ community should immediately work to amend voter ID requirements and make obtaining an accurate ID less costly and strenuous for their trans constituents.
Without election workers, we cannot have free and fair elections, and without elections, we will no longer have a democracy. We must act now to protect those who safeguard our right to vote.
Wisconsin’s public officials and lawmakers must protect and expand access to DMV service centers. Ensuring equitable access to a photo ID is the first step toward protecting and expanding the promise of Wisconsin’s democracy.
In every state, we need to elect secretaries of state who believe in democracy and who believe every eligible American should be able to choose their elected leaders at the ballot box. That is how we protect our democracy.
While most of the legislative focus has been on the registration and voting process, significantly less attention has been paid to another point of vulnerability in our election system — the rules for tabulating and certifying elections.
American voters are poised to face unreasonably longlines just to exercise their constitutional right to vote. No democratic country should stand for a status quo where voters have to stand in line for hours.
The legislators who stood strong against the latest attack on the franchise will have an enormous burden to carry. We must help them by speaking out and supporting the movement to protect voting rights wherever it takes us.
While the American people continue to raise their voices and push for reforms, we need voting rights lawyers to continue to show up in court and tell the stories of American citizens whose right to vote is being threatened.
Now is the moment to show Senator Manchin that we do not have to compromise with corruption, racism and minority rule. Now is the moment to reveal to all of America that Republicans have rejected democracy.
New analysis from the Voter Study Group. “Voices on the Vote,” published in May, 2021 takes a look back at voter confidence in the 2020 election, and polled Americans about the barriers they faced at the ballot box.