How Priorities USA is Protecting the Right to Vote
As voter suppression measures including voter ID and the elimination of early voting hours are sweeping the country, Priorities USA and the Priorities USA Foundation are employing a multi-pronged strategy at both the grassroots and legislative levels and, where necessary, in court.
In recent years, Priorities USA and the Priorities USA Foundation have successfully engaged in litigation in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, and in just the past election cycle, we have won significant victories in our fights against voter suppression in Indiana, Florida, Iowa, Missouri and New Hampshire.
Because of these efforts, in the 2018 election, young people across the state of Florida were able to vote early on their college campuses for the very first time; residents of Lake County, Indiana, many of whom are from marginalized communities, were able to vote at familiar polling locations without the likelihood of prohibitively long lines; New Hampshire voters, including college students, didn’t face potential criminal penalties for failing to comply with complex, burdensome, and unnecessary registration requirements; Iowa voters had greater access to absentee voting; and Missouri’s voters were able to vote without having to comply with onerous ID requirements.
With your help, Priorities USA and the Priorities USA Foundation are leading the effort to defeat these attempts at disenfranchisement, and, when necessary, our aggressive, experienced, and winning legal team will litigate these harmful voting laws in our courts.