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Voter Protection

Anti-Voter Suppression Organizations and Initiatives:

Voter Suppression is happening across the U.S. as restrictive voting laws are being both introduced and passed. Approximately 164 laws were introduced in states that would restrict U.S. Citizens from voting in the 2012 U.S. Election. Check out these organizations that are working to protect people’s right to vote.

  • Cost of Freedom ProjectThe Cost of Freedom Project is a citizen-led initiative that has developed location-based apps to provide voters with information on how to obtain a voter ID.
  • Electronic ProtectionThe nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawThe principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.
  • League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.  LWV was formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women; the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans.
  • Rock the VoteRock the Vote's mission is to engage and build political power for young people in the US. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture, new technologies, and grassroots organizing to motivate and mobilize young people to participate in every election. Their goal is to reinvigorate US democracy and redefine citizenship for a generation in 2012 and beyond.
  • Voto LatinoVoto Latino is a nonpartisan organization united by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues; Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology, and celebrities to promote positive change.