(Video) Let André Vote

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THE ISSUE

Voting is a fundamental right, not a privilege. But right now across America, the right to cast a ballot is under attack. The voting restrictions being passed in states across the country today turn back the clock on the hard-won gains Americans have made to ensure equal access to the ballot box. For the past century, voting rights advocates have fought, sometimes risking their lives, for the right to cast a ballot.

In response to record turnouts in the 2008 election, more than 30 states across the country passed measures to make it harder for Americans—particularly African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities—to exercise their most fundamental right. Ohio’s law would cut the state’s early voting period in half. More than a million-and-a-half Ohioans voted early in 2008, roughly 30-percent of all ballots cast in the state.

 

RESOURCES

Voting Rights »
Voter Suppression in America »
A Legacy of Civil Rights Is at Risk »
The Conspiracy to Expand Democracy »
Our Shrinking Democracy [Infographic] »

Let Ohio Vote »

 

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