A variety of factors unique to this election cycle contribute to a voting environment where voters have reason to believe they will be met with intimidation at the polls, accompanied by a very real fear of violence due to the color of their skin or their age.
Click here to call on the federal government to protect voter rights, with a focus on polling places in targeted areas.
Join us in calling upon the Department of Justice to protect the right to vote.
Click below to sign this petition to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Voting Section:
We urge you to investigate possible violations of federal voting rights laws and intervene where necessary to protect voter rights. A major party candidate is calling for voter intimidation at the polls based on race and age. The threat of voters being met with possible violence from white supremacists and law enforcement at the polls could lead to substantial voter suppression on Election Day. Due to the far-reaching nature of the call for voter intimidation of people of color and youth voters, it is necessary for the federal government to take action in order to protect voters.
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