Protecting Voting Rights

Protecting Voting Rights

Protecting Voting Rights

Efforts to prevent United States citizens from exercising their right to vote are running rampant across the country. Voter suppression methods such as reduction in the number of polling places, purging of voter rolls, disinformation about voting procedures, and voter intimidation have disproportionately impacted minority and low-income communities. Not only are these methods abhorrent and, in some cases, illegal, they are opposed to the democratic principles our country is based on. No United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, should be denied the right to vote for any reason. It is high time that legislation be enacted to guarantee this fundamental right.