If the last several years have taught us anything, it’s that our democracy is very fragile.
Rampant voter suppression still exists. The wealthiest 0.01% in our country have far more influence in government than hundreds of millions of everyday Americans. Gerrymandering has not subsided in the slightest and could stand to be even worse as time goes on.
So what do we do about it?
Here’s what we’re thinking, John: An easy – and obvious – first step is to codify a new Voting Rights Act. That would mean same-day voter registration across the country. Making universal mail-in voting the standard, not the exception. And restoring the right to vote for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Americans. It’s unconscionable that anybody in the United States is so brazenly denied the right to exercise their democratic will.
The more people that participate in our democracy, the stronger and more equitable our democracy becomes. That’s what we believe, and it’s what we’ve always believed.
There are steps each of us can take in strengthening our democracy. In fact, it’s up to grassroots movements like ours to make our elected officials listen. That’s where you come in. We’ve put together a petition calling on Congress to make democracy reform a top priority. If our grassroots team speaks out in huge numbers, our elected officials will have to listen and take action to codify a new Voting Rights Act. Will you add your name to our petition right now?
Hey, while you’re here: At Civic Action we’re trying to buck the status quo and expand the middle class through activism and education. We’re not afraid of making a little trouble, but we can’t do it without your help. Will you pitch in to support our efforts? We promise to put every penny toward ending the neoliberal stranglehold on our economic and political system. Pitch in now: