If it feels like they don't want you to vote,
Hear what these thought leaders are saying about voting.
"Nobody stops you from doing something they don't think is important"
— Erika Alexander
BRIAN BABYLON & ERIKA ALEXANDER
Politicians are all talking, but are any of them really listening?
"If you look at the history of this country, when good people get involved to create good change ... good things happen. But also, when good people say nothing, then the results are bad."
— Shermichael Singleton
SHERMICHAEL SINGLETON & JEHMU GREENE
What don't legislators understand about reparations?
"My pain is not for sale. A check's not going to do it." — Gabourey Sidibe
GABOUREY SIDIBE & NINA TURNER
Why won't they take our concerns about the police seriously?
"The George Floyd murder really broke something in me. That was just the last straw."
— Roxane Gay
BIG FREEDIA & ROXANE GAY
Voter Suppression is Real
Voting is Americans' most precious constitutional right and the November 3, 2020, election is among the most consequential in U.S. history. This is especially true for people of color, whose voter participation is, once again, under direct attack. Don’t let your voice be silenced.
"I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote."
— Rep. John R. Lewis
Voter disenfranchisement isn't new
"Those who seek to suppress voting today are either ignorant of the history or, as I suspect is more often the case, malevolently choosing to ignore it."
-Dan Rather, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Felony conviction has cost 1 in every 13 African Americans to lose their right to vote
Roughly 6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of felony conviction.
In 2018, "10 counties with large Black populations in Georgia closed polling places after a White elections consultant recommended they do so to save money."
Voter roll purges
Between 2014 and 2016, states removed almost 16 million voters from the rolls ...
The increase was the highest in states with a history of voting discrimination.
Voter intimidation on the rise
"... Voter intimidation is most prevalent in communities of color and precincts with a large number of limited English proficiency voters."
Poll worker shortages
Roughly 8 in 10 poll workers are age 40+.
Covid-19 is discouraging many of these citizens from working the 2020 election. Young people are needed to fill the void.
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