Protecting Voter Rights in 2012
June 11 2012
It's summertime and the 2012 election season is well underway. If you live in a swing state, you've certainly noticed the myriad advertisements on television, and you've probably received numerous phone calls from candidates asking for your vote.
Amid all the hoopla that comes with this year's general election is an effort by some to strip voting rights from people—mostly minorities—who are viewed as unsupportive of certain political campaigns. Take Florida, for example, which has been the subject of intense scrutiny for its voter suppression law, HB 1355. The Sunshine State's law is probably the most egregious, but it is also part of a trend that is taking root in many states across the country.
Last week in Providence, RI at the annual Netroots Nation conference, NCLR participated in a panel discussion about what needs to be done to protect the voting rights of communities of color. Watch the video below for the full discussion. And if you haven't yet registered to vote, visit our Mobilize to Vote site and register now!
Issues: Civic Engagement, Latino Voter Participation, Mobilize to Vote
Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas