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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:24 PM

ACLU launches 'Let People Vote' campaign

I attended one of these meetings last night https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/1/1701842/-ACLU-launches-Let-People-Vote-campaign

Between the fraudulent national voter suppression commission run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and a plethora of state-level voter suppression and voter ID laws, many U.S. citizens are encountering roadblocks on their way to the voting booth.

The American Civil Liberties Union aims to change all that.

Coming less than a week after #NationalVoterRegistrationDay (not that we should limit that to a day, a week, a month, or a year), the ACLU is launching its own nationwide events to promote and expand voting rights and increase voting participation. The events are being started in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, since voting rules are established at the state level.

Oct. 1 marks the start of the ACLU “Let People Vote” campaign. Ground Zero is in Lawrence, Kansas, right in Kobach’s backyard, since he’s been one of the driving forces of voter suppression.

The ACLU is trying to build a non-partisan grass roots organization to address issues. In March, the first call to action was to get people to go to visit local city and county leaders to encourage sanctuary city type programs and there were some success.

This program has 51 different state calls to action for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ACLU is working hard to get a ballot initiative on the 2018 general election ballot to restore the vote of felons who have served their sentence in Florida. This could result in the restoration of voting rights 1.5 million citizens.

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