Of course! This is the American Way! To wholeheartedly support voting rights for all Americans. This is fair.
We must stop the suppression of voting rights that is going on right now in our country. It’s hard to believe but it is very true, some are actively seeking to disenfranchise the ability for some to vote. This has been going on too long!
Specific groups are especially being challenged for their rights, and being marginalized and discarded as valid voters.
15th Amendment to the US Constitution was adopted in 1870, which states:
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State, on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
What the League is doing:
The League is at the forefront of the most important federal and state cases across the United States. The national League’s (LWVUS) legal team works tirelessly to oppose all forms of voter suppression, including:
- Discriminatory voter ID laws;
- Attacks on voter registration;
- Last-minute Election Day barriers;
- The elimination of voting locations in underserved communities;
- Unjust voter purges; and
- Attempts to limit access to early and mail-in voting.
ADVOCATING TO END VOTER SUPPRESSION
The League of Women Voters on all levels supports legislation that empowers Americans to participate in the voting process. These include:
- The Freedom to Vote Act: This bill would expand voting rights by expanding early voting and same-day and online registration, creating standards for upholding voter rolls, and authorizing voter registration at new-citizen naturalization ceremonies.
- The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act: The John Lewis VRAA would restore and strengthen aspects of the bipartisan Voting Rights Act of 1965, enabling Americans to protect themselves from voting laws that discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, and other factors.
What you can do
Get all of your friends and family to register to vote now! The mid-term elections are almost upon us, and we need to let everyone know how crucial these votes will be.
- The Oregon primary is on May 17, 2022.
- The last day to register is April 26, 2022.
- If you’ve moved within the state, you can update your contact info at the Secretary of State’s election office.