While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.
On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, we’re rallying across the country to support meaningful reforms to reclaim our democracy and get big money out of politics.
Voter registration deadlines have come and gone in most states and the rest are approaching fast. With 20 days until Election Day I’m incredibily proud of what we’ve accomplished so far.
Yesterday, Federal Judge Robert L. Hinkle issued an order to permanently remove some of the most restrictive parts of Florida’s new voter registration laws. The laws would have made it harder for student governments and groups like us to help young people register to vote.
Yesterday, in a huge victory for students and Floridians, a judge overturned a new state law that would have made it harder for student governments and groups like us to to register young people to vote.
This summer we’re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across the country, and we’d love your help.
On December 15, the Florida PIRG Education Fund, along with the League of Women Voters of Florida and Rock the Vote, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tallahassee challenging Florida’s onerous new restrictions on community-based voter registration drives on the basis that they violate both the U.S. Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act.
Something big is happening in our democracy – young people are voting. Our turnout increased for the 2008 elections—continuing a trend of growing youth voter participation.