More than any time in living memory, the foundation of our democracy is under attack. Republican legislators at the state and federal level, modeling themselves after a corrupt, autocratic-leaning former president, are using his “big lie” as an excuse to curtail voting rights and block the wishes of the vast majority of Americans. Protecting democracy is our group’s number-one priority.
End The Filibuster
The Senate filibuster is an anti-democratic, Jim Crow-era holdover that blocks majority rule and efforts to support democracy, including ensuring honest and inclusive elections, gun reform and many other pressing issues. We elected Joe Biden to ensure our priorities are represented. In order for this to happen, the filibuster MUST GO.
Support Voting Rights
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, more than 400 bills with provisions that restrict voting access have been introduced in 49 states this year.
The For the People Act, which required states to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections and permitted voters to make changes to their registration at the polls, among other provisions, passed the House (HR1), but was blocked from debate in the Senate (S1) by filibuster on June 22, 2021. Federal action is needed to improve the election process, protect minority communities from further restrictions of their rights, and protect election workers from prosecution for technical infractions.
Volunteer with Fair Fight to advocate nationally for free and fair elections and/or call voters in multiple states to hear their voting experiences. The stories that you collect will be used to demonstrate to Congress the need for enhanced federal protections to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their votes freely.