“Minority Voters Purged From Polls” “Arkansas Voter ID Law Upheld” Each day seems to bring new reports on attacks on citizens’ right to vote, especially African Americans and people of color. Most of us react in one of two ways – flight or fight.
Flight looks like getting depressed, complaining to friends and maybe taking refuge in a social media bubble of like-minded thinkers.
Fight looks like taking constructive action. You can register voters, write post cards, canvass minority neighborhoods, phone or text bank.
Don’t have much time? Can’t drive to the meeting? No worries. Call voters in suppression states from the comfort of your couch! For a little while or a lot – you decide. For more info, see Reclaim Our Vote.
Join the fight for voter rights, right now. November 6 is approaching fast. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
OMG! I’ve voted in California for decades, and founded the National Voter Corps. How can I possibly be “unregistered?!” Continue reading “What Do You Mean I’m Not Registered?!”
A shameful achievement – Alabama illustrates 7 ways to limit the right to vote: Continue reading “Alabama’s Shameful Achievement”
Prison inmates are largely ignored when it comes to voter registration efforts. Most people – including prisoners themselves– assume they are ineligible to vote. While convicted felons cannot vote, inmates who are awaiting trial (and therefore innocent until proven guilty) or serving time for misdemeanors are actually qualified to register and vote. Continue reading “A Unique (but much needed) Approach to Voter Registration”
Are you frustrated by low voter turnout and attempts to suppress voting? Here’s a ridiculously easy way to join the fight…come to a party and donate.
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation. (Check out their Introduction video.) Continue reading “Mi Familia Vota in California’s Central Valley”