Georgia will roll out the single largest deployment of elections equipment in the history of the United States. Georgia is leading a national effort to make certain that every American voter has access to a paper ballot system. The
U.S. Department of Homeland Security has called on state and local election officials to move to a paper ballot system that can be verified by the voter and audited by election officials.
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Make sure you are registered to vote (click on links):
On Election Day:
3. Be an election observer. Click here for more information.
4. Drive people to the polls. Click here.
5. Report incidents of irregularities. Click here.
6. Find out where your state stands on voting rights. Click here.
On March 24th (now May 19th)
Georgia will make History.
Know Groups Working for Voter Rights. Here are a few:
1. All Voting is Local. The All Voting is Local campaign fights to protect
and expand the right to vote for every American.
2. Carpool Vote - Carpool Vote is a platform that introduces volunteer
drivers to people who need a ride to vote or to get registered.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-
round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote
and have that vote count. Election Protection uses a wide range of
tools and activities to protect, advance, and defend the right
4. Fair Fight - Fair Fight is building voter protection teams in 20 key
states across the country to protect the right to vote.
5. Reclaim Our Vote - Reclaim Our Vote is a non-partisan phone bank,
post carding and text-banking campaign created by the Center
for Common Ground. It focuses on contacting voters of color in
voter-suppression states to help them register and vote.
6. Rock the Vote - Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated
to building the political power of young people through pop
culture, music, art, and technology.
7. Vote Riders - Vote Riders has free voter ID resources and services forvoters who need to obtain ID or who need information about what ID is needed to vote in the United States.
(Brave New Films (BNF) is a new media company based in Culver City, California. Founded by filmmaker Robert Greenwald, BNF produces feature-length documentaries and investigative videos that according to Greenwald's website, seek "to educate, influence and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter.")
Brave New Films is working hard to continue the fight for social justice. More than ever, facts matter. But social distancing will NOT stop social justice.
That’s why we they will be sharing a weekly feature film and an action that you can take part in from home. NASWGA will share some of those films that are relevant to voting/ Voter Suppression with our membership.
The first weekly film is Suppressed: The Fight To Vote. Voter suppression continues to threaten our democracy. But now with COVID-19, many voters will be fearful, sick or unwilling to go out to the polls to vote. As some states across the country took steps this week to make voting easier in light of the coronavirus, the Republican-controlled legislature in Kentucky quietly tightened and approved a new photo ID requirement that would make it harder to vote. We must make it EASIER for all citizens to vote by demanding Universal Vote By Mail and Early Voting for the November election. Sign the petition here.