Since the birth of this country, voting has been a key feature of a representational democracy meant to give the citizenry access to the inner-workings of the government. And while the right to vote was included in America’s foundational document – the United States Constitution ratified in 1789 – exactly WHO could vote was not read more
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Justice for George Floyd Demands a Healthy Democracy . June 3, 2020
Our Statement on the George Floyd Protests Like many Americans, we have been rocked by the brutal death of George Floyd, yet encouraged by the protestors’ struggle for justice and real change, a struggle seen in communities across the nation. Times like these call on all of us to ask hard questions – and to read more
Four Simple Strategies to Help Voters with Disabilities . May 21, 2019
This blog post was written by Sarah Blahovec, Disability Vote Organizer at National Council on Independent Living. The disability community is one of the largest groups of voters in the United States. In 2016, 16 million people with disabilities participated in the election. However, voter turnout of people with disabilities is still below the rest of read more
How One Website Is Fighting to Give Ex-Felons Back Their Power to Vote . October 16, 2018
Cold weather makes you sick. You only use 10% of your brain. Ex-felons can’t vote. We’ve heard these all our lives and while none of them are actually true, only one of them is hurting our democracy. “When you run into people with past convictions many of them believe that they cannot vote. That’s not read more