Voting is foundational to a healthy democracy.

We cannot assume 2020 elections will be fair. Take action to shore up election vulnerabilities in time for the next presidential election.

▢ Action 1: Empower future voters. [h/t Spread the Vote]

Spread the Vote and its Project ID initiative helps citizens obtain IDs for required voting. We set an audacious goal to support 300 future voters this year. At $40 per ID, AoCC subscribers have already raised enough for 54 people to get IDs ($2,177.41)!  Want to help your neighbors vote?
Donate: To Spread the Vote here.

▢ Action 2: Advocate for a simple solution to end vote hacking.

Although HB1 includes provisions for hand-marked paper ballots, we must take this issue to state-level voting officials. The clock is ticking down to the 2020 elections.
Write: Your state’s election official (look up) and two state legislators (look up).
Script: Dear [Name], The outcome of the 2020 election hinges on whether US voting systems are trustworthy. Hand-marked, paper ballots (HMBPs) are the gold standard for election security. While some congressional leaders and for-profit voting tech companies insist that high-tech alternatives to hand-marked, paper ballots are safe from hacking, they are not. [State’s] voters must be able to hand-mark their ballots (with accommodations for disabled people) and be able to verify their vote is counted. I look forward to hearing from you about how you plan to ensure [State] implements HMBPs well before the 2020 presidential election. Thank you.
Note: If your state already uses HMPBs, share how important it is to have HMPBs *and* to keep them.

These #getcivic actions brought to you by the fabulous Jen Hofmann at Americans of Conscience. Subscribe to get even more in a smart weekly list.


Artivist image: Kayla Jones, courtesy of Amplifier

Want to volunteer to help register voters and get out the vote? Hook up with one of these awesome orgs: