Raising the Bar Podcast

Podcast that examines legal issues/policies and the impact on women of color. We aim to inform, educate & provide concrete tools to empower, expand and help our community.

Are You Sure You're Registered to Vote?

In the introductory episode of Raising the Bar, I discussed Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute. In Husted, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Ohio was allowed to purge voters from voter rolls if they didn't vote in 2 elections and failed to respond to a notice.  This ruling is the most recent attack on the right to vote and the latest move in this country’s impulse to suppress minority votes.

In July, the Brennan Center for Justice released a report entitled, “Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote.” According to the report, between the 2014 and 2016 elections, roughly 16 million names nationwide were removed from voter rolls. In a country where on average 60% of people vote in Presidential election years and roughly 40% vote in midterm elections, using failure to vote as a condition to purging voters is an injustice. November’s midterm elections are fast approaching, please make sure you are registered.

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