The Senate must pass TWO laws that would protect your freedom to vote!

Fair Fight Action and pro-democracy allies have advocated for federal legislation that protects our freedom to vote by ensuring Americans can register to vote, cast a ballot and have that ballot counted fairly. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on August 24, and the Freedom to Vote Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate on September 14, would restore the promise of America.

Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams said in The Hill, “The Freedom to Vote Act has my strong support. The bill takes the necessary steps to protect our democracy and sets national standards for voting access for every eligible American regardless of zip code. I am confident the bill will advance the shared objectives Fair Fight Action, civil rights organizations, allies and activists across the country have worked so hard to achieve. The provisions of this legislation are overwhelmingly supported by the American people across party lines, and Senators must respond to the demands of their constituents by supporting it. I commend Senator Manchin and the other working group members Senators Kaine, King, Klobuchar, Merkley, Padilla, Tester and Warnock along with Leader Schumer and Senator Ossoff for their determination to move these critical protections forward, and I urge the bill’s swift passage along with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

 

Through Fair Fight Action’s Hot Call Summer, Americans  turned up the heat on Congress all summer long, making over 75,000 calls to their Senators demanding they act to protect our freedom to vote. We need YOU to call your Senators every single day at 833-465-7142 to demand they do everything they can to pass BOTH of these bills before new redistricting maps are formally approved. There’s no time to waste! Can we count on you? 

 

See below for what you need to know about these bills and how you can help make the difference to ensure our voices are heard—TODAY!

 

THE FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT:

PROTECTING AND EXPANDING THE FREEDOM TO VOTE FOR ALL ELIGIBLE AMERICANS

What do I need to know?

 

The Freedom to Vote Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create baseline national standards for voting access that Americans across party lines support.

All eligible voters should have the same access to the ballot regardless of their age, job, race or zip code, but that’s not the case right now. Voters across the country face burdensome obstacles in registering to vote, casting their ballot, and getting their ballot counted. These barriers especially harm vulnerable and marginalized communities. And after voters of color turned out in historic numbers in 2020, anti-voter legislators in nearly every state are pushing even more onerous restrictions to the ballot box to silence their voices. 

 

Here are some of the problems voters face:

  • In 2020, Latino voters, Black voters, and voters in under-resourced counties reported waiting in longer lines to vote
  • Since 2012, at least 1,688 polling locations have closed in counties with a history of voting discrimination.
  • Voters and election workers experience harassment and intimidation at the polls. 
  • Many voters do not have adequate access to early voting or mail-in voting in their state. 
  • After casting their ballots, eligible voters can even face difficulties successfully getting their votes counted due to confusing/extreme rules or administrative errors. 

 

These restrictions can mean having to choose between your health, safety, job, income, family, and personal obligationsand exercising your fundamental freedom to vote. Not everyone can make that choice. And they shouldn’t have to. 

 

That’s why a majority of Americans from red, blue, and purple states alike support common sense national standards for voting access as established in the Freedom to Vote Act.

 

The Freedom to Vote Act would:

 

Address key priorities for protecting and expanding voter access:

  • Protecting against intimidation and subversion in elections;
  • Reducing long lines post-Shelby County;
  • Protecting and expanding vote by mail; and
  • Ensuring fair districts are drawn.

 

Ensure eligible Americans in every state can conveniently register, cast a ballot, and get their vote counted by:

  • Preventing election subversion and protecting voters and election workers from intimidation and harassment, by such means as prohibiting mass voter challenges, disinformation, and removing election officials without cause;
  • Enabling registration online, automatically at the DMV, or same day when voting;
  • Protecting eligible voters from having their registration cancelled or being purged from the rolls due to voting history;
  • Expanding and protecting early voting and no-excuse vote by mail so voters can vote in the way that works best for them and their families; 
  • Restoring voting rights to returning citizens; 
  • Ensuring equitable resourcing and distribution of polling locations to prevent long lines; 
  • Making provisional ballots available at the polls and requiring an opportunity to correct (or cure) vote by mail ballots to ensure eligible votes are counted; 
  • Instituting national standards for voter verification, allowing voters to verify their identities with alternative forms of ID such as a student ID or gun license, consistent with practices in both Republican- and Democratic-controlled states. Read more on voter ID here.
  • And more!

 

Give all Americans a greater voice in our elections, including:

  • People of color
  • Voters with lower incomes
  • Disabled people
  • Formerly incarcerated people
  • Tribal communities
  • Rural voters
  • Seniors
  • Veterans
  • Students

 

And defend our democracy by:

  • Helping end partisan gerrymandering so our politicians can’t pick their voters;
  • Working to keep dark money out of politics; and
  • Strengthening the ethics code for our elected officials.

THE JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT

BLOCKING DISCRIMINATORY VOTING PRACTICES AND RACIAL GERRYMANDERING IN EVERY STATE

What do I need to know?

 

On August 24, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA). The JLVRAA would update and restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the strongest law we have that protects the freedom to vote for all Americans.

 

Considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted, the VRA promised an end to racial discrimination in voting. However, the VRA has repeatedly been weakened by the Supreme Court, including in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 and most recently in Brnovich v. DNC in 2021. 

 

You can read and share FFA Founder Stacey Abrams’ statement on the JLVRAA here. You can read the letter to Congress that Fair Fight Action signed explaining and supporting the JLVRAA here. And you can find the bill text here.

 

This is landmark legislation, befitting its name and the legacy of Congressman John Lewis. We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for responding to the current crisis facing our democracy and the imminent redistricting process, making voting rights their top priority, and working tirelessly to swiftly pass this bill. The Senate must also stand with the majority of the American people who support this critical legislation and immediately pass the JLVRAA.

 

 

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 would:  

 

Reinstate the VRA’s preclearance system, which enables the U.S. Department of Justice or the courts to hit the pause button on state and local voting changes, take a look at what is being proposed, and make sure the changes don’t discriminate before allowing them to go forward. This includes:

  • Restoring federal geographic-based preclearance. This means certain places with pervasive recent histories of voting discrimination against voters of color would have to have any proposed changes to their voting rules and redistricting maps federally reviewed.
  • Establishing practice-based preclearance to protect voters in every state against certain anti-voter restrictions in the future, including: racial gerrymandering, strict photo ID laws, purges of eligible voters from the rolls, polling place closures, and more.

 

It would also: 

  • Restore the VRA as a powerful tool for challenging discriminatory voting practices in court following the chilling impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brnovich v. DNC;
  • Expand notice and transparency requirements to ensure voters are informed of election changes in advance;
  • Revise and expand the federal observer program to ensure voters can access the ballot free of discrimination;
  • Allow courts to block certain voting changes that are being challenged before they can impact voters during an election;
  • And more!

The freedom to vote is under attack in 49 out of 50 states. As of September, 52 new anti-voter restrictions have been signed into law in 21 states, and over 100 additional bills are still alive in state legislatures. Join the charge to protect voting rights in your community!

Click on your state to learn how to take action today. Don’t see your state on the list? We need your support at the Federal level.

Congress has the opportunity to pass two crucial bills that would safeguard our freedom to vote and protect underserved communities from further attacks: the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

How to help

Arizona

What do I need to know?

In the 2021 legislative session, Governor Doug Ducey signed:

SB 1485, which purges the highly-popular Permanent Early Vote List. Advocates estimate this could purge up to 125,000 voters—including 30,000 Latino voters.

SB 1003, which requires that unsigned ballots be cured by 7pm on Election Day.

HB 2794, which shifts elections authority to the Legislature and enforces this shift by creating a new Class 6 felony for any state or local official to modify any election-related statutory deadline.

HB 2569, which prohibits elections officials from using private funding/grants to administer elections.

HB 2905, which makes it a felony for election officials to mail unsolicited mail ballots to voters.

The budget bill SB 1819, which:

    • Takes the power to defend election-related lawsuits away from the Secretary of State (D) and gives that power to the Attorney General (R) — but only for the duration of the current Secretary of State’s term.
    • Establishes an official legislative Special Committee on sham audits to review the results of the Maricopa audit and give policy recommendations,
    • Creates new provisions for hologram paper for ballot printing,
    • Creates a joint commission to investigate conspiracy theories on social media’s influence on elections, 
    • Authorizes the Attorney General and third parties hired by the legislature to go through the voter database and purge voters.

 

But thanks to your calls to the legislature, SB 1713, SB 1241, and SB 1083 were defeated in a bipartisan vote!

SB 1713 would have forced Arizona voters to include personal information on their ballot envelopes, exposing them to unnecessary risk of identity theft and making it harder for them to vote by mail. These new burdens will disproportionately jeopardize voters of color, Native voters, senior voters, low-income voters, disabled voters, and military voters. Seniors are most likely to be among the 60,000+ registered voters who lack a driver’s license number on their voter registration; 1 in 5 people over 70 lacks a driver’s license. The bill did not appropriate funds to help these voters obtain the required identification.

SB 1241 would have allowed ballots with uncured mismatched signatures to be sent to prosecutors for possible investigation.

SB 1083 would have required recounts in more situations.  

What do I need to do?

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Urge your U.S. Senators to pass federal legislation to protect our freedom to vote now.

Call 833-465-7142 every single day this fall to demand your Senators support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

 

Learn more about Fair Fight Action’s Freedom to Vote Fall. Read here!

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Ask your U.S. Senators to vote YES on the For the People Act, S 1

Senator Mark Kelly: 202-224-2235

Senator Kyrsten Sinema: 202-224-4521

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Call on Arizona businesses to stand up for voting rights!

  1. Read the letter from over 30 groups calling on businesses to take a stand against the legislature’s attacks on Arizonans’ freedom to vote.
  2. Show your support by reposting and amplifying this letter!
How to help

Georgia

STATEMENT FROM FAIR FIGHT ACTION’S FOUNDER STACEY ABRAMS on SB 202:

“Georgia Republicans’ shameful efforts to suppress the vote and seize electoral power through SB 202 demonstrate how critical the fight for voting rights remains. Every business, political, and civic leader must stand up and make their opposition to these desperate anti-democratic laws clear. At a time when Georgia ranks as the worst state for COVID vaccination rates, Georgia Republicans instead are singularly focused on reviving Georgia’s dark past of racist voting laws. And as the FBI continue to round up seditionists who spilled blood to defend a lie about our elections, Republican state leaders willfully undermine democracy by giving themselves authority to overturn results they do not like. Now, more than ever, Americans must demand federal action to protect voting rights as we continue to fight against these blatantly unconstitutional efforts that are nothing less than Jim Crow 2.0.”

What do I need to know?

On March 25, Governor Brian Kemp signed voter suppression bill SB 202 into law. 

Your tremendous activism and pushback made this bill less harmful than it was originally, but it is still largely focused on intimidating voters and election workers, hoarding election administration power, and disrupting local control and certification. What’s in SB 202?

Wins:

  • Maintains early vote and weekend voting in general election
  • Preserves no-fault absentee voting 
  • Protects automatic voter registration
  • Keeps drop boxes, but they must be inside, must be surveilled, and there is only 1 per every 100,000 voters
  • Allows vote tabulation to begin in advance, on the third Monday before Election Day
  • Repeals signature match

 

Suppressive new policies:

  • Shortens absentee ballot request period
  • Shortens absentee application return deadline
  • Bans out-of-precinct voting except for 5-7pm on Election Day
  • Requires submission of a photocopy of ID for voters without state ID/driver’s license 
  • Adds date of birth requirement for absentee ballots
  • Outlaws private funding for elections administration
  • Shortens runoff period
  • Encourages mass voter challenge “caging,” with sanctions for counties in noncompliance
  • Allows for elections board takeovers at the state and local levels 
  • Bans mobile voting except under limited emergency circumstances
  • Imposes new restrictions on polling location hours extensions
  • Criminalizes line warming, or handing water and snacks to voters in line
  • Adds new misdemeanors related to voter privacy and third-party ballot applications
How to help

Florida

What do I need to know?

On May 7, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 90 into law. 

This law will:

  • Cruelly restrict line warming.
  • Dramatically limit access to drop boxes to only during early voting hours. In many counties, this is limited to eight hours a day and for just eight days in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Dropboxes must also be staffed by an election worker at all times. County election supervisors will be subject to a $25,000 fine if they do not adhere to the legislature’s strict rules, which will further disincentive election officials from making drop boxes widely available. 
  • Require voters to renew their mail ballot application every election cycle, or two years. Previously, applications were valid for up to two election cycles, or four years.
  • Impose burdensome ID requirements on voters requesting a mail ballot and prohibit Floridians from voting by mail if they do not have a driver’s license, state ID, or social security number.
How to help

Michigan

What do I need to know?

In 2021, GOP legislators introduced a package of 39 voter suppression bills that would restrict Michiganders’ freedom to vote, including:

  • SB 285, which makes it harder to vote using a mail-in ballot by forcing voters to show a specific type of photo ID in order to request an absentee ballot. If a voter requests a ballot by mail, they must have a printer with color ink just to make a copy of their ID.
  • SB 286, which removes the right to return an absentee ballot to a drop box after 5pm on the day before Election Day–three hours before polls close.
  • SB 287, which forces voters to pay to return their mail ballot by banning clerks from providing prepaid postage on return envelopes.
  • SB 297which creates unnecessary red tape that makes it harder for clerks to conduct their work, by requiring the county clerk to receive the approval of the board of canvassers for each assistant the clerks hire to help perform election-related duties.
  • SB 303which forces voters to carry a specific type of ID to vote in person and eliminates the ability of in-person voters to sign an affidavit in lieu of providing an acceptable photo ID to cast a regular ballot. If a voter cannot provide that ID, they are forced to cast a provisional ballot.
  • SB 304, which places extreme burdens on voters who cast a provisional ballot.
  • SB 310, which bans the Secretary of State from sending absentee ballot applications to voters who did not first request one. It also prohibits the Secretary from providing a direct link to the online application on the Secretary’s website.

 

Other anti-voter bills include:

  • HB 4132, which creates new felonies for persons who knowingly fill out and submit an mail ballot application containing another person’s name or identifying information.
  • HB 4133, would amend the code of criminal procedures to classify the violations in HB 4132 as Class E felonies, punishable by a statutory maximum of five years’ imprisonment.

 

But because Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has promised to veto any anti-voter bills that reach her desk, Republicans are using a unique state constitutional provision that allows them to circumvent both the Governor’s veto and the voters and instead adopt the provisions directly into law. Through the state’s “initiative petition” process, all they need to do is collect around 340,000 signatures. The petition includes the following voter suppression provisions:

  • Requires collecting last four digits of SSN on voter registration applications;
  • Enacts strict photo ID requirements;
  • Requires additional personally identifiable information on absentee ballot applications; and
  • Prohibits private funding for election administration.

What do I need to do?

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If you live and vote in Michigan, we need you to tell your legislators and leaders to oppose all of these discriminatory bills and the initiative

  1. Find your State House Representative.
  2. Find your State Senator.

 

How to help

New Hampshire

What do I need to know?

Thanks to your advocacy, HB 429—which would have revoked college IDs as a valid form of identification at the polls in addition to requiring that colleges offer in-state tuition to students who vote in NH—was defeated, and many other bills were retained for later consideration. 

 

In July 2021, the NH Supreme Court issued a pro-voter opinion when they struck down an amendment to the 2017 law, SB 3, that added a new strict proof of residency requirement to the state’s voter registration law and created new criminal penalties. 

 

The following bills, which were retained in committee, could be picked up at a later date: 

  • SB 54, which would require voters to provide their driver’s license number or non-driver ID number and the last four digits of their SSN with their absentee ballot applications.
  • HB 292, which establishes new ID requirements for voters requesting mail ballots; if the ballot is being sent to any address different from the one the voter has on file, they will be required to provide additional identification documentation—either a copy of a photo ID that meets state requirements, or a notarized signature on the mail ballot application.
  • HB 86, which would eliminate same-day voter registration and effectively ban out-of-state college students from voting by requiring students who wish to vote in NH to prove they receive in-state tuition.
  • HB 531, which would introduce unconstitutional provisional ballots and target new Americans by requiring extensive citizenship documentation at the polls.
  • HB 554, which similarly tries to intimidate young people by introducing confusing residency requirements. 

 

In July 2021, Governor Snunu (R) signed HB 523, which requires any registrants who do not have a qualifying ID to have their photos taken at the clerk’s office in addition to completing a qualified voter affidavit. He also signed SB 89, which creates a confusing and duplicitous election system for federal and state/local elections, in retaliation against the possible passage of the For The People Act.

What do I need to do?

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Make calls to help get key voting rights bills passed at the federal level

Click here to sign up for a phonebank to make sure our Senators know voting rights are important to NH voters!

Send the link to others to join you!

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North Carolina

What do I need to know?

SB 105, the budget passed by both chambers, would:

  • Make it harder for the NC State Board of Elections and the Attorney General to settle lawsuits, making the Board less responsive to the needs of voters. 
  • Strip power from the State Board of Elections.

 

The following have passed the Senate and will soon be voted on in the state House committee:

  • SB 326: Changes deadline for returning a mail ballot to 7:30pm on Election Day
  • SB 724: Commits N.C. State Board of Elections dollars to enforce state’s photo ID law and will mess up state’s new online voter registration platform
  • SB 725: Bans private funding for elections

 

Additional bills the Legislature is considering include:

HB 766, which will make soliciting/accepting private money for election administration a Class I felony.

HB 782, which will:

  • Require all mail ballots returned by 5pm on Election Day and would require counties to throw away all absentee ballots received after 5pm, potentially denying tens of thousands of North Carolinians — including seniors and veterans — the opportunity to have their vote counted. State law currently includes a three day grace period to allow domestic ballots mailed on or before Election Day to be delivered and counted by election officials;
  • Add 3 days to the beginning of the vote-by-mail timeline — a false voter protection — because it requires voters to make their candidate picks earlier than in-person voters. It would force working families, homebound older adults, and those with disabilities, to vote up to 10 days earlier than those who vote in person.

 

HB 606which requires that General Assembly leaders give permission for any litigation against state laws written by the legislature. This bill is in response to last year’s settlement that extended the deadline for local election boards to receive mail ballots.

What do I need to do?

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If you live and vote in North Carolina, sign this petition to tell your state legislator to vote NO on these anti-voter bills.

Sign here and share the link with your family and friends in North Carolina!

How to help

Ohio

What do I need to know?

The Ohio Legislature is considering two anti-voter bills, HB 294 and HB 387. 

HB 294 would:

  • Explicitly prohibit drop boxes in locations other than the county board of elections office; the office would only be allowed to provide a maximum of three drop boxes during the 10 days immediately before Election Day 
  • Eliminate Monday early voting, one of the busiest final days of early voting. 
  • Cut off mail ballot requests from 3 days before the election to10 days before the election. In 2020, some 451,863 Ohio voters requested a ballot during the final week that HB 294 would eliminate. In that time, 90%, 413,093 voters requested and returned their ballots.
  • If a mail ballot is not inside TWO envelopes— the inner envelope and the outer return envelope—the ballot would be rejected. Ohio Republicans are trying the same anti-voter tactic Pennsylvania Republicans did, to reject more ballots.
  • Prohibit any public official from providing prepaid return postage for mail ballot applications or return envelopes.

 

For more, go to https://ohioantivoterbill.com/

 

HB 387 would dramatically reduce early voting, ban ballot dropboxes, eliminate vote-by-mail, and impose strict photo ID requirements.

What do I need to do?

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If you live and vote in Ohio, your state legislators need to hear your opposition to HB 294 and HB 387. Email the representatives below to voice your opposition.

In your email, make sure to identify yourself with your ZIP code and tell them to vote NO on HB 294 and HB 387

How to help

Pennsylvania

What do I need to know?

We did it! Because of your calls and advocacy, on June 30, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed an omnibus anti-voter bill, HB 1300, stating it was “the latest scheme by Republican legislators to suppress your freedom to vote” and “riddled with voting barriers.” HB 1300 would have:

  • Established a new Bureau of Election Audits within the Auditor General’s office, shifting all audit authority from county elections boards and the Department of State, and requiring that the new bureau conduct result-confirming audits of each election
  • Eliminated the permanent early voting list
  • Required that under certain conditions, after an election, every ballot cast be open to public inspection 
  • Altered the powers and duties of county elections boards 
  • Removed the authority of boards to make rules, regulations, and instructions.
  • Moved the voter registration deadline up by 15 days, requiring voters to register a full month before Election Day
  • Moved the deadline to request a mail ballot from 7 days to 15 days before Election Day
  • Required signature match
  • Banned private funding for elections
  • Included stricter photo ID requirements 

 

But the Senate did pass SB 735, which proposes a constitutional amendment that would require photo ID.

And Pennsylvania’s voters are not out of the clear with HB 1300 or a similar omnibus anti-voter bill yet. Following extremist Arizona legislators’ unfounded audit of the 2020 election results and bowing to public pressure from former President Trump and other Republicans, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman renewed the chamber’s effort to launch a baseless investigation of the state’s 2020 election results. Senator Cris Dush, chairman of the committee leading the review, and Corman provided little detail as to what it would entail or how it will be conducted. And there is little indication how this taxpayer funded investigation will be different from other inquiries already completed earlier this year by three other legislative committees. What is clear is that anti-voter legislators will use this sham review to fuel future anti-voting legislation and undermine the democratic process when they don’t get their way. 

 

This push comes in spite of the fact that the state already ran an official statewide post-election audit and every county conducted its own audit, and every lawsuit challenging the state’s election results failed–all confirming that the election was free, fair and legitimate. Pennsylvania’s voters need your help to demand that their elected officials stop undermining our democracy through sham reviews. 

 

 

What do I need to do?

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Urge PA Senators Corman and Dush to stop the sham election review today.

Add your name to this petition!

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Texas

What do I need to know?

After House Democrats courageously walked out and blocked the massive anti-voter bill SB 7 during Texas’ regular legislative session back in July, Republicans reintroduced a similar bill during the state’s special session called by Governor Abbott just weeks later. Unfortunately, this time Republicans successfully passed their sweeping anti-voter bill, now known as SB 1, with members of both parties voting against it. Governor Abbott signed the bill into law on September 7, 2021.

 

SB 1 will:

  • Curtail the vote-by-mail process
  • Allow partisan poll watchers to monitor and intimidate voters and election workers inside polling locations
  • Create new requirements, under penalty of perjury, for those who help voters—including disabled voters—cast their ballots
  • Ban 24-hour/drive thru voting

 

Additionally, while SB 7 was originally defeated in the regular session, several standalone bills that incorporated some of its worst provisions were enacted.

  • HB 574 would create a second degree felony for knowingly counting invalid votes or not counting valid votes. 
  • HB 2283 would limit the ability of local elections officials to accept private donations. Cash donations less than $1000 would need to be approved by the governing body of the relevant political subdivision. Cash donations of $1000 or more would need to be approved by the Secretary of State.
  • HB 3920 would require a voter to affirm a disability that meets the statutory definition on the mail ballot application.
  • SB 1111 would require a voter who receives an address confirmation notice for an address that is a commercial PO or otherwise does not correspond to a residential address to provide documentation of their residence when returning the notice.
  • SB 1113 would allow the Secretary of State to withhold funds from any registrar who fails to perform statutory list maintenance duties.

What do I need to do?

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Urge your U.S. Senators to pass federal legislation to protect our freedom to vote now.

 

Call 833-465-7142 every single day this fall to demand your Senators support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Learn more about Fair Fight Action’s Freedom to Vote Fall. Read here!

How to help

Wisconsin

What do I need to know?

On August 10, Governor Tony Evers (D) vetoed six voter suppression bills which the state Assembly had passed earlier in the summer. These bills would have:

  • Required all voters to provide a copy of their ID when they request an absentee ballot;
  • Ended the current practice of accepting absentee ballot envelopes as applications themselves, instead requiring that absentee ballot applications be separate documents; 
  • Prohibited clerks or the Elections Commission from sending ballots to voters who have not requested one; 
  • Restricted where and when absentee ballots can be collected;
  • Made it a felony for nursing home staff who help residents fill out their ballots to influence their votes;
  • Imposed strict criminal penalties and fines on election officials;
  • And more.

What do I need to do?

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Urge your U.S. Senators to pass federal legislation to protect our freedom to vote now.

 

Call 833-465-7142 every single day this fall to demand your Senators support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Learn more about Fair Fight Action’s Freedom to Vote Fall. Read here!

Support Georgia and National Allied Organizations

There are more ways to get involved. Please consider making a donation to the following organizations fighting for voting rights in Georgia and across the country:

America Votes
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Brennan Center
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Center for New Data
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Center for Secure and Modern Elections
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Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
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Marc Elias’ Democracy Docket
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NAACP Legal Defense Fund
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Southern Poverty Law Center
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Voter Protection Project
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ACLU of GA
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The Frontline of Working Families Party
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Movement for Black Lives
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New Georgia Project
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Black Voters Matter
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GA NAACP
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Coalition for the People’s Agenda
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