Voters' rights are under attack in Ohio and it affects us all. Ohio Secretary of State Husted recently handed down decrees that would deny Ohioans full and equal access to the polls -- a petty partisan effort to keep low-income, African-American, elderly and student voters (who tend to vote for Democrats) away from the polls. In 2012 when the Republicans tried to drastically cut early voting, public pressure stopped them in their tracks. That's why we need to act now.
Right now, the Ohio Voter Bill of Rights Coalition, led by Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece, the NAACP, The A. Philip Randolph Institute, and communities across Ohio are gathering signatures to put a state constitutional amendment on a future November ballot called the Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights. Stand with Ohioans and sign our letter of support for the Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights.
We’ll keep you in touch with the best way to support Ohioans in the next several months.
[*Update* The coalition has gathered 100,000 signatures in less than 90 days, and the signatures keep rolling in. Help us keep the momentum going.]
We Support the Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights:
The partisan actions of Ohio Secretary of State Husted serve to disenfranchise low-income, African-American, elderly and student voters. It is unfair and threatens our democracy. We join people across the nation in supporting an Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights.
The voting rights of Ohioans -- and the rights of all Americans -- to an unfettered ballot box must be safeguarded. We are lending our support behind the Ohio Voters’ Bill of Rights, urging its passage, and hope it will serve as a model for defending voting rights in other states.