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“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.”

— Sharon Salzberg

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“Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”

— Keith Ellison

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“There is no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter.”

— Barack Obama

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“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

— Thomas Jefferson

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“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don't vote.”

— George Jean Nathan

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“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

— Abraham Lincoln

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

— Plato

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“A man without a vote is a man without protection.”

— Lyndon B. Johnson

Voting Rights News

Redistricting fights across South put future of Voting Rights Act in the spotlight again

By Fredreka Schouten On December 21, 2023 One of the things Edna Courville remembers most about the 1960 presidential election is her mother’s fury as the adults gathered in the…
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Supreme Court declines to intervene in Voting Rights Act challenge to Texas county map over objections from liberals

By Devan Cole On December 8, 2023 The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to intervene in a dispute over a Republican-drawn commissioners map in Galveston County, Texas, as courts continue to consider the…
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Fact Sheet

  • More than half of all countries have compulsory voter registration. The U.S. is not one of them.
    Pew Research Center
  • Over the past two decades, more than a dozen races in America were decided by a single vote or ended in a tie.
    Global Citizen
  • American women have been voting at higher rates than men since 1984.
  • 54% voted in-person in the United States 2020 election, with 46% voting by mail.
  • Only about 64% of the U.S. voting-age population was registered to vote in the 2016 presidential election.
    Pew Research Center
  • White voters in American generally have had the highest voter turnout rates among all ethnicities.

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Major Voting Rights Challenges in 2022...

  • Voter suppression
  • Gerrymandering
  • Barriers for mail-in ballots
  • Lack of automatic voter registration
  • Voter disenfranchisement
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The most important thing you can do to protect the democratic rights of everyone in your country is to exercise those rights! LoveJustice and our featured charities can help you stay current and informed with local and national elections, but only you can exercise your fundamental right to vote. Click here to Register! logo

The right to vote is fundamental to any functional democracy. Take the time to know your rights and what to do if they are being restricted.

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Recommended Media

An intimate account of Legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism - from the bold faced teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse.

Where to Watch: HBO Max, YouTube, Google Play

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The Vote tells the dramatic story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

Where to Watch: PBS

All In examines the issue of voter suppression in the US. The film interweaves personal experiences with activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our country from the beginning. With the expertise of Stacy Abrams, the film offers an insider’s look into the barriers to voting.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

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