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

Wisconsin
WI
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Outsiders observing the polls in Wisconsin were ‘appalled seeing how many Native people were being turned away’ and felt ‘it wasn’t with reason. They were being told they couldn’t use

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Washington
WA
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In 2017, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservations requested that the Okanogan County Auditor provide a ballot drop box, but the request was denied. For a decade, efforts

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South Dakota
SD
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You go take them in there to vote, and it was a chicken coop. It was an old chicken coop. It still had dirt on the floor. You go in

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Arizona
AZ
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At polling places on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, outreach workers have had to tell poll workers that those needing assistance are entitled to get it from the

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Arkansas
AR
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The lack of standardized postal service addresses on tribal lands causes many Native voters to be placed in the wrong voting precinct when they register to vote. That results in

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