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Demand a 2016 Election Day Holiday!




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Please click here to urge President Obama to make the November 8th, 2016, Election Day a one-time federal holiday.

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Fewer than 40% of U.S. citizens voted in our last midterm election, and our overall turnout rarely breaks 60%. That puts the United States at 120th out of 169 countries for average voter turnout.

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Instead of taking actions to make voting more accessible, some in positions of power are implementing more and more voter suppression tactics, most of which resulted from the Supreme Court’s gutting of the historic Voting Rights Act. Since this decision, nearly every state has introduced bills to make voting harder, and many states have done just that through discriminatory voter photo ID bills or drastic cuts to early voting days and same day registration, and through other suppressive measures.

This is all on top of our problematic voting infrastructure that leaves poor communities and communities of color stuck in prohibitively long lines at polls during every national election.

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