‘There’s a lot at stake’: Organizers share how they are fighting to protect voting rights for people of color
By Paul September 22, 2020
National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22, and with one of the most important elections of our lifetime on the horizon, it’s crucial to know your rights and how to register to vote.
However, for many people of color, voter suppression has prevented them from having their voices heard and their votes counted.
Since Black and brown people were given the right to vote, that fundamental American privilege has faced suppression by repressive measures such as voter ID laws, gerrymandering, voter roll purges and felony disenfranchisement.
And with the coronavirus pandemic completely upending life as we know it, many are concerned that historically problematic voter laws in states across the U.S. will prevent disenfranchised communities from accessing their ballots this November.
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