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5 Need-To-Know Organizations Fighting Voter Suppression

5 Need-To-Know Organizations Fighting Voter Suppression

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Voter suppression remains a critical obstacle in a free and just United States of America. Thousands of protestors, including myself, have taken to the streets this summer because we don’t believe our voices are truly being heard. A typical response to our grief has been, “so take your issues to the polls.” Under normal circumstances, our democratic system should provide justice and allow us to express our concerns. However, history continues to repeat itself by allowing voting suppression practices to still exist. Learn more about voter suppression examples here.

“But today, voting itself is broken. Our system has buckled under the weight of repressive voter ID laws, toxic partisan and racial gerrymandering, voter roll purges and precinct closures that disproportionately target minority voters. The intentional elimination of Sunday early voting days when black voters are most likely to head to the polls even efforts nationwide to criminalize voter registration drives.” – TIME

A major problem contributing to a broken system is that we allow state-by-state laws that still enforce unequal access to voting. One solution would be creating a federal constitutional amendment that protects voting rights for all. We are long overdue for reform but it requires broader awareness and organized effort. 

Below I’ve highlighted 5 need-to-know organizations that are actively fighting voter suppression. Browse their sites, follow on social and familiarize yourself with current events. Take some time to think about how you can help, whether that’s donating your time, money or even just spreading the word. Getting involved at a local level is also encouraged. Smaller grassroots organizations might already be working in your community and could use the extra help.

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