Why it matters
Voting rights are under attack. In recent years, politicians in dozens of states have erected intentional barriers to our right to vote, including forcing discriminatory voter ID and proof-of-citizenship restrictions on eligible voters, reducing polling place hours in communities of color, cutting early voting opportunities and illegally purging voters from the rolls.
What we're doing
We are at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country. We actively oppose discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fight against attacks against the voter registration process, and hold lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. We work year-round to combat voter suppression through advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action and public education. Our efforts have resulted in the protection of voting rights and ballot access for millions of Americans.
What You Can Do
At the Supreme Court this morning Justices listened to arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute and will soon answer the question, is the right to vote use-it-or-lose-it?
I joined other voting rights advocates who braved the cold to stand outside the Supreme Court and call for an end to unlawful voter purges.