Voting Rights

Passed repeatedly since the 1960s, the Voting Rights Act is a vital safeguard to the right to vote. But in 2013, the Supreme Court said major portions of the law are unconstitutional and can't be enforced unless Congress rewrites them.

Common Cause is working to restore the law and block new barriers to registration and voting BEFORE they take effect.

We're also fighting state-by-state against voter ID requirements that effectively deny voting rights to students, minorities, the elderly and the disabled. We're pushing for additional registration and voting days and longer hours, Election Day registration, additional voting locations and more opportunities to vote by mail.

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An overwhelming majority of Americans are profoundly troubled about the condition of our democracy, even as their faith in democratic ideals remains strong, according to a recent Washington Post – University of Maryland...

Poll: Most Americans Believe Our Political System Is Broken
November 13, 2017

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