Still, voting needs to be made easier Today, voters around the country — particularly Black, Brown, elderly and poor people — encountered numerous hurdles voting in-person on Election Day in an election season fraught with voter suppression. From challenges voting without the full repayment of fines and fees, to the presence of police at polls, from confusion around “curing” ballots, to finding official and secure ballot drop boxes and challenges with voter intimidation, it is obvious that voter suppression was a consistent challenge. Advancement Project National Office, a national racial justice organization released the following statement:…
Today, Florida voters encountered numerous hurdles voting in-person on Election Day in an election season fraught with voter suppression. From the Republican legislature’s action to prevent Returning Citizens from voting without the full repayment of fines and fees to the refusal of the State of Florida to extend online voter registration on the voter registration deadline, it is obvious that voter suppression was a consistent presence in Florida’s 2020 elections. Advancement Project National Office, a national racial justice organization released the following statement: “It is…
Voters showed up in the face of voter intimidation, threats of militias during Election 2020 ALLENTOWN, PA – Today, Pennsylvania voters, and particularly voters of color in Lehigh County, experienced numerous hurdles on Election Day, including instances of voter intimidation, the looming threat of militia violence, and political framing that suggested the state would cheat in the election. Advancement Project National Office lawyers were on standby, supporting election protection efforts and addressing issues as they arose. “Advancement Project National Office is on the ground to ensure that every vote is counted,” explained Flavia Jimenez, former Senior Attorney and Project…
Georgia NAACP, New Georgia Project, GLAHR and Advancement Project National Office launch TransformGeorgia.org to educate voters about local sheriff elections and impact the future of policing in the Peach State
Advancement Project National Office announced a new partnership with Win Black / Pa’lante to motivate young voters of color to cast a ballot in the 2020 elections and fight mis- and disinformation targeting Black and Brown voters.
Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) issued a demand letter to Louisiana Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin for violations of the National Voter Registration Act. The group is prepared to take legal action unless the State removes administrative barriers blocking formerly incarcerated Louisianans from registering to vote.
The 2020 election will be one of the most important elections of our lifetime, and it is important that every Virginia voter who wants to cast a ballot register by 11:59 pm tonight, October 15.
A U.S. District Court ruled that Virginia must extend the voter registration deadline to Thursday, October 15 to remedy the harm caused to voters when the state’s voting systems went down on the final day of voter registration.
A coalition of voting rights groups filed a lawsuit against s to extend Virginia’s voter registration deadline after the Commonwealth’s voting systems went down on the last day that Virginians can register to vote.
On Friday, October 9, a coalition of voting rights organizations reacted to a court’s decision not to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline after the state’s online registration system crashed on Monday.