Action on voting rights in 2016 looks very similar to last year. On the whole, states are passing less restrictive election laws, and even better, more and more states are reforming their election process to help voters.
I worked with the Election Protection Hotline to help many voters rectify the issues they were facing when attempting to exercise their right to vote. But it also illuminated how far we have to go to have fair, free and accessible elections for all eligible citizens.
Now is the time to start thinking about how and when you’ll vote. In addition to getting ready to vote as you have in years past, voters in many states may also need to show voter identification in order to cast a ballot.
Protecting voting rights is vital wherever we are in the country, but there are certain iconic places, where discussing voting rights takes on particular significance. Memphis, Tennessee is one of those places.
State and local Leagues throughout the country have been working with government agencies, health care providers and advocates to get the word out to the American people on the Affordable Care Act and its pivotal impact on their lives.
Leagues across the country have been helping to build public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act by submitting this template letter to the editor to local or state newspapers. Below is the growing list of Leagues that have already published the letter in their communities.