Posted by Rob Richie on October 31, 2014
I helped develop and edit two excellent pieces relating to the constitutional right to vote and equitable turnout this week that ran in Huffington Post. They highlight the good work and thinking of our Promote Our Vote project team and related projects like our Policy Guide 2015.
The first piece, written primarily by Zack Avre and Amaris Montes, has revealing statistics about voter turnout in Ferguson, Missouri, and cities around the country -- with steep turnout declines and far greater inequities by age and race than in high turnout elections.
The second piece, written primarily by Austin Plier, reviews key court rulings affecting the right to vote and concludes that we should all come together to back a clear, affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution.