On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6pm, All Voting Is Local will host a panel discussion entitled Election Certification and Vote Count 101.
Our elections are free and fair; however, mis/disinformation not only threatens their integrity but jeopardizes voting and voter rights. Join the League to hear a bipartisan panel* discuss the election process, the fate of its continued safety, and how you can get involved in election administration.
Click the Zoom link to attend: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LMNldaLSRq6aMVhS9tDUWQ
- Aghogho Edevbie, State Director of All Voting Is Local Michigan
- Christina Schlitt, Co-President of League of Women Voters of Michigan
- Justin Roebuck, Ottawa County Clerk
- Joel Hondorp, Grand Rapids City Clerk
- Jonathan Kinloch, Former Wayne County Canvasser
The right to vote is the heart of our democracy.
Right now, that sacred right is under attack. Literacy tests and poll taxes are no more, but voters are being silenced just the same. Today, state and local officials quietly make decisions that determine who gets to vote and who doesn’t. Simple bureaucratic decisions, such as how states keep registration lists current and where counties close polling places, deny the fundamental right to vote, causing real harm to real people. Time and again, the people shut out of our democracy are those that have long been disenfranchised: communities of color, young people, low-income Americans, and voters with disabilities.
We’re fighting back.
In 2020, amid a pandemic, voters turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard. In response, states nationwide have rushed to attack our freedoms. We are coming together — across race, zip code, and background — to demand that every eligible American has the freedom to vote. All Voting is Local launched in 2018 with a vision to build a democracy that works for us ALL. We fight to dismantle barriers to the ballot well before the next election, so that every voter can cast a ballot that counts.
Why we fight
All Voting is Local stands at the forefront of today’s civil rights movement.
Since 2013, when five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby v. Holder, federal, state and local officials have restricted the right to vote. Too often, voters learn about confusing new rules when it’s too late – after their right to vote has already been denied. At All Voting is Local, our mission is to remove discriminatory barriers to voting by tackling problems before they silence voters on Election Day.
Shortly after launching in 2018, All Voting is Local produced meaningful results in five states in time for the midterm elections. In 2020, amid a global pandemic, we expanded to eight states and worked with partners to ensure no voter had to choose between their right to vote and their health. In the face of unprecedented challenges, our work successfully expanded voting access.
Now, some officials have doubled down their attacks, determined to take away our freedom to vote. Yet, we know millions of people have made it clear that they want to build a representative and functioning democracy where everyone, regardless of race, color, or background, can participate. We won’t stop fighting to ensure the freedom to vote for everyone.