There are a lot of ways to win an election, but here’s the worst.
Keep people from voting.
But that’s exactly what far too many politicians are intent on doing. Since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key section of the Voting Rights Act two years ago, state after state has rammed through voter discrimination laws that take us back to the dark days of Jim Crow.
The League is fighting these anti-voter laws on all fronts—in courtrooms, in statehouses, in Congress.
And, crucially, by expanding our commitment to register new voters in targeted communities and helping them exercise their most basic right as a citizen.
That’s why the League is launching a special Be Counted – Youth Vote 2016 campaign to register new voters at high schools, especially in minority and low-income areas. The program is a key part of our 2016 election plan.
And that’s why I’m asking you to rush a generous gift to the League right away to help give us the resources we urgently need for election work in 2016.
Our High School Voter Registration program has always focused on reaching and empowering young people who are least likely to register. In fact, we’ve registered tens of thousands of young people from underrepresented communities since 2010.
But with so many states making it harder for minorities, low-income individuals, and young people to vote, it’s critical that we build our program immediately.
North Carolina’s comprehensive voter discrimination law, for example, terminated a hugely successful high school voting pre-registration program for 16- and 17-year-olds.
With your support today, our Be Counted – Youth Vote 2016 campaign will bring registration programs to an additional 200 schools this academic year.
Will you help support our 2016 election plan by rushing your most generous gift today?
For nearly a century, the League of Women Voters has led the fight to expand and protect voting rights. And every step of the way, we’ve counted on the support of committed members like you.
Thank you for your commitment to our shared cause.
President, League of Women Voter
P.S. We need your support for our critical work in the lead up to the 2016 election. Please, click here now to make sure all Americans can exercise their most basic right as a citizen. Thanks again!
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