This month, we’re marking the 22nd anniversary of the passage of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Commonly referred to as the "Motor Voter Law," the NVRA was passed in 1993 to make it easier for Americans to register to vote.
Over the last week, we saw three big wins for voting rights at the state level. It is, we hope, a bellwether of things to come. The assault on voting rights has been a consistent mantra over the past decade in state legislatures across the country. Last week’s wins are all the more impressive because they occurred in states that have been “unkind” to voters in the recent past.
In states all around the country, early voting periods are underway. Yesterday, I took advantage of Georgia’s early voting in anticipation of a final election season trip to Ohio, where that state’s early voting will continue over the weekend.
Election Day is just around the corner! Voting is your chance to take control over what happens to your family and community. As citizens, it is our duty to weigh in on the issues that affect our country and the people who lead it. You can take part in Making Democracy Work® by thinking about your Election Day game plan!