Posted by Austin Plier on March 30, 2016
Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, writes in support of a Constitutional Right to Vote in a piece called "Do Voters of Color Have a Right to Vote in the 2016?" Browne Dianis writes:
"Most Americans think we all have an equal right to vote, but this is simply untrue. Americans in all 50 states lack standardized voting rights because the U.S. Constitution does not have provisions set to protect us from state-specific voting policies. The right to vote is never stated affirmatively in our nation’s most powerful legal document: the constitution...
Voting should not an arduous process; it should be an attainable civil right. How can we expect voters of color to feel validated in our democracy when they have been systematically silenced by state legislatures for decades? We can start by making the right to vote affirmative in our constitution – for voters of color, and for all."