Efforts are growing to disenfranchise voters, limit voter access, mislead voters about their rights and even question the validity of our elections. If you are concerned about these developments and want to get involved, the following resources identify nonpartisan organizations and campaigns that are looking for volunteers. You can advocate for changes that will protect the rights of voters and the integrity of our elections.
Join Elders for Sound Democracy
Sound democracy is not a spectator sport. The bright spot of the recent election cycle was historically high voter turnout. But the forces of voter suppression are just getting revved up. For the foreseeable future, there will be a struggle between voter suppression and voting rights nationally and in many key states. There are related concerns: money in politics, gerrymandering, the Electoral College, the lack of proportional representation in the Senate, the tolerance of federal courts for potentially discriminatory state election rules. Join Elders for Sound Democracy, part of Elders Action Network, to work on these issues.
Advocate for Free & Fair Elections
The League of Women Voters and others are urging Congress to approve needed funding to help states protect the right to vote.
Good Trouble, a project of Participant Media set up in honor of civil rights icon John Lewis, offers ways to help fight voter suppression.
Safe Voting Now provides information and options for enacting voter reforms and creating fair elections.
Common Cause has a number of initiatives related to voting and elections, including funding of the Postal Service, Census data protection, modernizing voter registration, ending gerrymandering, securing elections and more.
Vote at Home is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring election security and putting voters’ needs first. It advocates for and seeks to help implement mail-in voting because it has found voting at home is a time-tested and proven way to bolster the security of elections, improve voter engagement and reduce election-related costs.
Rock the Vote is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to getting the youth vote to the polls. It has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
The League of Women Voters is committed to making democracy work for voters by promoting voter registration, working to reduce the influence of large-donor money in political campaigns, and seeking to reform political gerrymandering.
Other Voter Rights Organizations
View a list of more than 40 organizations working to secure free & fair elections beyond 2020.
Related Advocacy Organizations
Represent Us is organized to fight corruption of the political process that stands in the way of social justice and other reforms.