There is no better contrast between the goals of progressives versus the right wing today than the battle at the Colorado state capitol over the right to vote.
Voting is the right our democracy is built on. As Americans, when it comes to exercising the most important right we have—the right our ancestors fought and died for above all others—each of us is equal.
Intentional, dishonest efforts to make it harder to vote are always wrong. That’s why progressives are fighting to pass the Fairness in Voting Act, Colorado Senate Bill 147—a bill to toughen penalties against those who intentionally spread false information about voting procedures or voter eligibility to knowingly prevent people from voting.
This important legislation just passed the Colorado Senate! Now, the fight moves to the House. Click here to send a message instantly to your state representative, urging him or her to support a simple and effective election integrity protection bill.
While progressives fight to protect the right to vote, the right wing is obsessed with passing new restrictions on voting intended to create roadblocks for poor and minority voters. Studies have proven that “voter ID” schemes proposed by conservatives inevitably result in <span style=”font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal
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It comes down to a fundamental difference: progressives, like generations of Americans before us, fight every day to preserve and expand the right to vote. And, as has always been the case, some fight against that sacred right.
Take action to support the right to vote today: and join us on the right side of history.