Voting Rights

Voting Rights

Voting is a sacred right for every American citizen. Voter suppression is a brazen attack on our democracy and we must fight against it. We should enact automatic voter registration at the age of eligibility. All voters should be given the opportunity to vote. We cannot allow our government to take us back to poll taxes and literacy tests. Election Day should be a national holiday. No voter should ever have to give up their right to vote because they can’t afford to take off work. Early voting should be expanding not contracting. Also, Democracy does not work if you already know what the outcome of the election will be. That is why we must address partisan and racial Gerrymandering. Nowhere is there a more blatant form of voter suppression than in how we draw our election maps. Political districting should be overseen by truly independent commissions, who base their results on computer-generated models that promote fair representation, not partisan goals or incumbent protection.