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This year, as we attempt to keep our loved ones safe during a deadly pandemic, more people in our communities will be voting by mail (absentee) than ever before. Counting those votes will take time.
New Mexico is failing to enable Black and Brown communities to access their fundamental right to vote.
Efforts to change the long-standing practice of counting every individual in the country for the purposes of drawing legislative districts would reduce the political power of—and the resources provided to—Black and brown people.
From March through May, New Florida Majority Education Fund surveyed over 21,000 Floridians to ask how the pandemic was affecting their lives and well-being. This report presents our findings from those surveys.
An overview of the vote-by-mail eligibility criteria in Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, and California and the hurdles Black voters may face.
Florida’s online voter registration (OVR) system did not function properly on the day and night of the voter registration deadline. The State has extended the deadline, but not long enough for voters to complete their registrations.
Missouri's absentee and mail voting systems place unconstitutional burdens on the right to vote and violates federal law.
Voter registration has long been weaponized to silence voters. And it’s not by accident.
South Dakota's public assistance agencies and motor vehicle offices are regularly failing to provide voter registration services to individuals, in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
Our analysis of voter turnout in Ohio’s primary finds large disparities in absentee ballot request rates and voter turnout between predominantly white and non-white neighborhoods.
If we truly want to build inclusive democracy, we must articulate an affirmative vision of voting rights in the Constitution itself.
Challenge to halt implementation of an Indiana state law that would have purged voters without notice based on unreliable third-party data from the Crosscheck program.
Our case challenging Florida's lack of necessary emergency accommodations for presidential primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
This brief describes the challenges currently facing Black and brown people when voting by mail and presents policy recommendations at each step of the vote-by-mail process to mitigate those problems.
A toolkit to help local leaders and communities identify and act on the warning signs of a wrongful purge and to understand how federal law restricts such purges.
Ways to increase access to the ballot for people who are released from incarceration and for eligible voters who are currently incarcerated.
Challenging the new process for conducting Ohio’s primary election as one that will deprive Ohioans of their fundamental right to vote and the failure of the state to allow voters to register up to 30 days prior to the election as a violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
Progressives must see every policy fight as about more than its issues —it's an opportunity to shift power to Black and brown communities and working families.
The three sets of steps policymakers and election officials must take to ensure that Black and brown Americans—and all Americans—can exercise their fundamental right to vote in 2020 and beyond.