Voter Stories

Our voices matter. As we approach the 2020 election, we must share our stories to spark change.

North Carolina
NC
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In 2013, they passed the Senate Bill 666 during this very week, only a week, 666. It was the worst attack on voting rights we've seen since Jim Crow, then

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New Jersey
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Lady Liberty Head

Formerly incarcerated New Jerseyans testified in front of legislative committees about why it's important that their votes are restored. Advocates spoke about how connection to a community through voting helps

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Wisconsin
WI
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Wisconsin voters in zip codes that were predominantly black or heavily populated by students were nearly twice as likely to be flagged for removal. Laquesha Ellis couldn’t figure out why

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North Carolina
NC
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​​​​​​But today North Carolina General Assembly passed yet another voter ID law claiming that it's going to prevent voter fraud and nothing has gone on in a discussion of what

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Texas
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On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason got out of work and drove through the rain to her home in Dallas. She walked through the door and tried to settle in

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Wisconsin
WI
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Zina Noel, a student from a majority-black community in Milwaukee, said she has had trouble voting and getting absentee ballots from the state for years. Noel, who is pursuing her

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North Carolina
NC
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Congress can weigh in to make it easier for people to vote. When we started early voting same day registration and all of those, they were designed to make it

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Alabama
AL
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Voter Registration Application

In addition, the NAACP became aware in 2012 that Alabama was not in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. It's also known as the motor voter law

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Michigan
MI
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Lady Liberty Head

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said that he has no interest in running Detroit and wants the city to be responsible for itself.

“Our role is to be a supporting

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Florida
FL
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A legal challenge against a Florida law that requires former felons to pay back all legal financial obligations before they vote is now a class-action lawsuit.

After Amendment 4 went into effect in January

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