In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled today that states can purge voters from voter rolls when they haven’t voted in awhile. Thankfully in Illinois, it’s fairly easy to vote.
However, if you don’t vote, you can now be kicked off the voter rolls.
In 2016, that would mean millions of voters who haven’t voted in decades would have been turned away at the polls, many of which who came out to vote for Donald Trump.
There’s are simple solutions to this:
- Check your voter registration.
- Start voting.
- Become engaged in your local, state, and federal government.
- It matters.
Other than that, the people are going to have to elect different representatives that fight to change the 1993 Voter Registration Act to protect your rights to ballot access.
Throughout my life working to register voters, get out the vote, and listen to the people, I’ve always fought to connect all voters, regardless of political affiliation, to the right to vote.
If we live in a country where someone who wants to vote cannot,
does democracy still exist in America?
I’ll fight to protect your rights, all of them.