Voting is foundational to the health of our democracy.
The clock is ticking for the 2020 elections. Take action to ensure that every citizen can vote and that every vote is counted.
▢ Action 1: Advocate for bipartisan cooperation and voting rights. [h/t Brookings]
Call: Your one House rep (look up).
Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from [ZIP], concerned about Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s objections to H.R. 1. Our leaders should support fair and accessible voting for all Americans. Can I count on [NAME] to support voter participation and H.R. 1?
▢ Action 2: Ensure fair, adequate representation in Congress. [h/t Brennan Center]
Call: Or write your one House rep and two senators (look up).
Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], concerned about the president’s successful strategies to underfund and undermine the U.S. census. We must provide funding for a “full, fair, and accurate count.” I am asking [NAME] to support adequate funding for the 2020 Census in the 2019 budget.
▢ Action 3: Protect the integrity of the 2020 Census. [h/t The Census Project]
Call: Or write your one House rep (look up).
Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and although I’m relieved that a census “citizenship question” was struck down in federal court, now the president is interfering, asking the Supreme Court to add it. We must protect the integrity of our census and our citizens from discrimination. I would like [name] to co-sponsor H.R. 732.
▢ Action 4: Restore voting rights to returning citizens.
Do you know someone who is returning to life after serving time in prison? Reach out with this link to say how much their participation in our democracy matters.
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