In 2020, Americans turned out in record numbers in the middle of a pandemic to make sure our votes were counted and the will of the people prevailed to elect leaders who truly represent us.
In 2021, certain political leaders responded by perpetuating the Big Lie, inciting an unprecedented attack on our country on Jan. 6, and introducing and passing a record-breaking number of bills to restrict our freedom to vote and undermine our elections.
By the end of the year, anti-democratic conspiracy theorists had introduced more than 440 anti-voter bills in 49 states, and ultimately passed at least 34 voting restrictions in at least 19 states. To put that number in context: More than a third of all state voting restrictions passed over the last decade were passed just last year.
Now, in 2022, the same faction behind Jan. 6 are still using their deliberate disinformation campaign to attack our freedom to vote and sabotage free and fair elections.
Extremists in states across the country are doubling down to…
❌ Lay the groundwork to reject legitimate election outcomes
❌ Restrict early, mail, and in-person voting access
❌ Prosecute or fire election officials for doing their jobs
❌ Deter voter participation through criminalization and intimidation
As states continue trying to restrict voting access in 2022, voters are already being harmed by new anti-voter restrictions enacted in 2021.
The promise of free and fair elections is something Americans across race, background, income, and zip code value as a right fundamental to our democracy. Despite our differences, we know how important it is for every eligible American to have a say in decisions that impact us and our families, like…
✅ Managing the pandemic
✅ Ensuring students can safely learn
✅ Creating good jobs
✅ Mitigating climate disaster
✅ Making health care accessible and affordable for all
That’s why we’re fighting back. Voting rights can’t wait.
YOU have the power to take action in your community, your state, and across the nation to:
✅ Ensure we can safely and freely cast our ballots
✅ Prevent partisan actors from sabotaging our election results
✅ Ensure trusted election officials count every vote
✅ Ensure the will of the people prevails