We Vote. We Count.

Your Right. Your Vote.

The right to vote cannot be unjustly denied. If you have had trouble voting we want the world to hear your story.

It’s time for the United States to adopt sound policies that include full voter protection at the polls. Fight for change.

Make It Count

Voting interference doesn’t just affect us at the polls—it affects our neighborhoods, families, and way of life. Both the 2020 Presidential Election AND the 2020 U.S. Census report provide an opportunity for voters to let their voices be heard, and their families be counted. Crucial decisions are made based on data from the U.S. Census report —including how schools, fire departments, and other public services in our communities are funded, and how we’re represented in the United States Congress. Communities of color have historically been underrepresented in the voting booth and in U.S. Census, with devastating consequences. In 2020 and beyond (elections at both the local, state and national level occur all the time!), let’s make our vote count at the polls—AND in the U.S. Census.

We Collected Your Stories

People's Hearings

Community meetings were held over the last year in select communities across the country to give a voice to those who have experienced voting rights interference.

Field Hearings: Voting Rights and Election Administration

The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration held field hearings on Voting Rights and Election Administration. People shared personal experiences of voting rights violations. 

There is Still Time for You to Raise Your Voice

If you have a story of experiencing voter rights interference, please share it with us now.

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Read the Report

We Vote, We Count: The Need For Congressional Action To Secure The Right To Vote For All Citizens 

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Stories of Voter Suppression

California
CA
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Vote Here Sign

Some Native voters permanently live in Recreational Vehicles (RVs). However, election officials frequently treat the RVs as mobile vehicles that cannot be used for establishing an address. In northern California

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Georgia
GA
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Red Vote sign

When Marilynn Winn was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, for her, breaking the law wasn’t about disrespect, or being selfish. It was about survival.

“I learned how to

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South Dakota
SD
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Moutain and Road

In some cases, election officials deliberately establish voting procedures that disqualify Native voters using non-traditional mailing addresses. In South Dakota, identification such as a driver’s license is required to vote

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North Carolina
NC
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Woman standing on her porch

Lanisha Bratcher was finishing breakfast at home one morning at the end of July when there was a knock on her door. She had been discharged from the hospital the

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Maryland
MD
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Red Vote sign

Regaining his voting rights meant a great deal to Marlo Hargrove as both a citizen and a father. Felony disenfranchisement had prevented him from voting on issues that had an

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