FairVote's Leadership on Right to Vote
NEW: FairVote policy brief on right to vote amendment
May and June have been big months for FairVote's work advancing a right to vote in the Constitution. In Congress, representatives Mark Pocan and Keith Ellison introduced bill for a right to vote amendment along lines that we have recommended, featuring quotes from FairVote in their news release.
Locally, our hometown of Takoma Park (MD) became the first to pass a resolution in support of a constitutional right to vote and is making concrete commitments to expand suffrage and boost turnout. One significant change: Takoma Park will become the first city in the United States to extend voting rights to residents after they turn 16.
- FairVote news release and Rep. Pocan press release on right to vote amendment
- The Nation's John Nichols on amendment, with Rob Richie quote
- Takoma Park's right to vote resolution and FairVote's Promote Our Vote project
- Rob Richie's Huffington Post article on Takoma Park's voting rights advancements