With so many states where Republicans hold a trifecta (State House, State Senate, and governorship), there have been a lot of new voting restriction laws coming out of the woodwork, and frequently passing. These laws are frequently billed as helping to prevent ‘voter fraud’, but rates of voter fraud are so low as to be practically non-existent, and what these laws tend to do in practice is make it much more difficult for young people (especially those who are attending college in a state that is different from the one that they vote in) and POC to vote – both groups that traditionally skew democratic in their political preferences.
It’s important that we do all we can to ensure that nobody who is eligible to vote is disenfranchised by one of these discriminatory and damaging laws. One way that you can help is by signing up and getting involved with Let America Vote, a new venture by former Missouri Secretary of State and 2016 Senate candidate Jason Kander (who is great on Twitter – you should follow him).
The organization is still in its very early days, but it already has the support of some Democratic superstars (Cecile Richards, Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Stephanie Shriock), mostly on the younger end of the spectrum, which is awesome. Donate to help get it up and running, or sign up for information on how you can help to ensure all Americans have the chances to make their voices heard at the ballot box once they’ve gotten on their feet.