Fighting Voter Suppression
Every Minnesotan should have an equal voice and an equal say
Your vote is your voice and every voice should be heard. Whether your issue is reproductive rights, education, inflation, climate change, reducing gun violence or making housing more affordable, you need to be able to vote to build power to make change.
Integrity & Efficiency
“When you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
Same-Day Registrants, 2016 & 2020
MN Enacts Same-Day Voter Registration
All eligible voters should have easy access to the polls.
Wealthy special interests are changing the rules to make it harder for people of color to vote. They are attacking voting rights by advocating for restrictive laws and policies. It hurts all of us.
They attack and intimidate election officials and workers who are our neighbors.It should be against the law to deny the vote to any eligible voter and to intimidate election workers.
Protecting our democracy depends on you.
Americans have successfully addressed enormous voter suppression tactics and systems before. We must continue their legacy and choose leaders who will govern for all of us, whether white, Black or Brown, young or old, native or newcomer.
Ask your candidates and legislators to:
Support automatic registration when applying for driver’s license and license plate applications.
Support restoration of voting rights to Felons released from prison. Approximately 52,000 previously incarcerated MInnesotans
Resist provisional ballot requirements that discourage voters.
Resist efforts to require VoterID- we already require identification and verification when people register to vote.
Maintain same day registration and early voting.
Make Redistricting Impartial and Fair
End Gerrymandering with an independent and fully transparent commission that follows strict guidelines to recommend to the legislature how districts are to be drawn. Legislators should not be able to pick their voters.
Defending Our Democracy:
Fighting Against Voter Suppression
Protecting Our Vote
with Senator Amy Klobuchar and MN Secretary of State Steve Simon
Election Information RESources
Tuesday with a Scholar
Minnesota Secretary of State
League of Women Voters
Election Administration Explained
Will Kathy Olson Still Get to Vote?
Clean Elections Minnesota ally Dane Smith and Executive Director Mary Hartnett examine the threat proposed changes to elections pose to Minnesota’s clean fair and safe elections and everyday voters.
Ranking America: When Parties Pick Their Voters
This year judges in four states ruled that congressional maps were illegally drawn around partisan or racial lines to favor Republicans…What does this mean for future elections and voting rights if states can use illegally drawn maps? How close is too close to an election to change things?
The 'Cost' of Voting in America: A Look at Where It's Easiest and Hardest
Voters in New Hampshire and Mississippi face the highest personal cost in the country in terms of the time and effort required to cast a ballot, according to a new academic study. Voters in Oregon and Washington have it the easiest.
Voting rights in the United States: A state-by-state analysis,
Not since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has the U.S. seen such intense debate over elections and how states conduct them…As we inch closer to the 2022 midterm elections, the USA TODAY Network provides an in-depth breakdown and analysis of the varying voting rights in each state.
Over 1,000 election-worker threats reported in past year, official says
Democrats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday explored how to combat violent threats lodged against election officials, while Republicans questioned why the Department of Justice isn’t doing more to investigate threats against crisis pregnancy centers and Supreme Court justices.
How Voter Suppression Laws Target Native Americans
A brief history of voting rights of Native Americans and recent laws passed and bills introduced in state legislatures that will suppress their votes.
We are dedicated to educating Minnesotans about ways to maintain and enhance the democratic power of ordinary citizens.