Fighting Voter Suppression in the USA
One of you kindly sent me three articles in response to yesterday’s post. Even if you don’t live here in the USA, please take a look at any of them. They tell the truth about our nation’s current crisis in governance.
League of Women Voters: Fighting Voter Suppression
Common Dreams: How Advocates Are Fighting Voter Suppression
Brennan Center for Justice: How to Fight Voter Suppression Nationwide
Our nation has many visible and invisible problems to resolve. It seems only fair that we begin with the most egregious problem of all: the right of each citizen to cast and have counted his or her vote in local and national elections. Mail-in ballots for all is an option. If it’s good enough for POTUS, it’s good enough for us!
What just happened in Wisconsin was deplorable, thanks to last-minute political wrangling. Nonetheless, those who were able and willing to vote in person were uncommonly brave. Do we have the same courage?
The stakes are high. We say we’re “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” It’s time to step up and be counted on the side of freedom, courage, and justice for each qualified voter.
Yes, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. All the more reason to be alert and active on behalf of our citizen rights.
Thanks for reading, and for finding opportunities to make a difference wherever you live on our shared planet.
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 15 April 2020
Photo of Wisconsin Primary voters found at hawaiitribune-herald.com