A fair, free, and accessible democracy
August 30, 2012
WAMU reports, "Voters in Virginia have about six weeks left to update their registration if they have moved, because those who have moved and failed to update their registration risk being turned away from the polls. It happens after every federal election: thousands of voters are purged from the rolls because they are inactive voters."
Progressive Point: America was founded on the principle that we're all created equal and voting is the one thing that brings us all together and makes us equal as Americans. It is our duty to vote, but in Virginia and many other states across the country, conservative politicians are passing new voting laws designed to manipulate elections by restricting access for voters who might not vote for them.
Our voting system should be free, fair, and equally accessible to everyone--no matter what you look like or how much money you make. But if folks like Mitt Romney and Ken Cuccinelli can't count on your vote, they'd rather you not be counted at all. They're rewriting our laws to make it harder for minorities, seniors and students to vote. We're Americans--it's our responsibility as citizens to participate in our great democracy, even if some politicians are manipulating our voting laws to stop us.
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