Every U.S. citizen deserves to live in a democracy.
50 million American citizens can’t vote, either because of where they live, because of a felony conviction, because of legal obstacles to the polls, because of practical access issues that get in the way, or because misinformation has led them to believe they aren’t eligible. And given that 40% of America votes on machines that leave no trace and can’t be verified, we don’t even know if voters who make it to the polls are actually counted.
The Selma bridge won’t hold us all if its pillars are rusty and rotted! That’s why we work on biggest-bang-for-the-buck voting reforms. Our criteria for projects we organize: they impact the most voters; they have clear a path to victory; and average citizens can do the work.
About Lift Every Vote
Voting is a complex field, legislated and operated at federal, state, county and precinct level. We break it down, helping activists and average citizens to prioritize, strategize, plan, and execute effective voting advocacy.
Our goals: 100% citizen eligibility, 100% participation, and fair, secure, and verifiable counts.
Our projects include:
Developing teaching materials that help citizens understand our election systems, and how to strategize effective voting advocacy.
Informing voters nationwide about issues like signature mis-matches on mail-in ballots, that can block their ballots from being counted. (We sent 32K postcards to Florida on the signature mis-match issue before it was reported!)
Obtaining state files of purged voters, and collaborating with other orgs to text them
Helping activists, average citizens, and local, grassroots voting organizations nationwide, to work on large-scale voting reforms like Automatic Voter Registration
Promoting pro-voting policies at the federal, state, and county level
Fighting structural (legislative) attempts to restrict our citizens’ eligibility and access.
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