Resisting voter suppression and expanding access to the ballot
From a gutted Voting Rights Act to voter purges and Jim Crow-era disenfranchisement laws, voting rights are under assault. Public Citizen is working to counter voter suppression with reforms that protect and expand every American’s right to participate in our democracy.
What you can do
We're working both locally and nationally to pass legislation that protects and expands the right to vote.
Helping Pass Legislation to Restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, voter suppression has persisted throughout the South. We're working to pass legislation to restore it.
Restoring Voting Rights to 1.4 Million Floridians with Past Felony Convictions
We helped lead the national effort to pass Amendment 4 in Florida, which led to the largest voting rights expansion since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.