The National Voting Rights Task Force, a non-partisan voting rights organization, will host its third National Election Integrity Conference on October 5-6, from 10 am to 6 pm in Berkeley, at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street, corner of Ashby Avenue, near the Ashby BART station. Entitled The Coming 2020 Election Crisis: In Paper We … Continue reading 2019 National Election Integrity Conference
Action deadline: Friday April 26 and ongoing - There’s strength in numbers. (Go Warriors!) Every vote matters, and we need to do everything in our power to combat voter suppression. Restoring voting rights to Californians who are on parole is a critical step, and although we can’t do this in time for the 2020 election, … Continue reading Fight Voter Suppression and Free the Vote in California!
Secretary of State -- that's a position we often don’t pay attention to till election time rolls around and we realize we're stuck with a Republican who has abused the position to disenfranchise minorities and suppress voters' rights -- Georgia, we're lookin' at you! Georgia, where Brian Kemp, who "won" (yeah, we do mean cheated … Continue reading Help elect Barrow Georgia Sec’y of State
More than 6 million American citizens are not permitted to vote because they have a past criminal conviction. California is better than many states in allowing formerly incarcerated people to vote once they have successfully finished probation, but nearly 180,000 California citizens, most of them people of color, are prohibited from voting only because they're … Continue reading No Taxation Without Representation
When voter suppression tactics prevent citizens from exercising their right to vote, election outcomes fail to represent the true will of the people. - Election Watch program overview 2016 was the first presidential election after the Supreme Court gutted key protections of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder (2013). Free to alter voting … Continue reading Watching the Electors
Voting is the bedrock of our democracy: if it can be broken, every other right we rely on can be taken away. Many IEB’ers are doing critical work registering voters and canvassing in swing districts. To make sure those hard-won votes are counted, we must improve the security of our elections. Expert Jim Soper explains … Continue reading Help Preserve All Votes
Is Big Brother trying to keep you from voting? Could very well be. Donald Trump has created a “Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity,” which he has directed to gather sensitive information about voters in every state and DC, including names, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, party affiliation, voting history, and the last four … Continue reading Just Say No to Voter Suppression