Know Your Voting Rights
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Ordinary men and women fought – and even died—to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction. Unfortunately, states across the country continue to pass restrictive voter suppression laws. These thinly veiled attempts to reduce access to the polls and make citizens meet unnecessary requirements for voting should be seen as nothing less than an attack on our fundamental freedoms.
Voting is the opportunity for citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions. Changing voting procedures to reduce the turnout of younger, poor, minority, and senior voters shows just how low some will sink to ensure their political survival. They’re manipulating the voting system because they know that they can’t win on their record.
UFCW is working hard to inform and educate members who live in states that have passed voter suppression laws so that they can go to the polls prepared and have their vote count. Having the right documents and being informed of these changes is the key to overcoming these deliberately suppressive voter laws.
A central premise of our democracy is that everyone deserves a voice. Voting is the way to amplify that voice. Use the resources below to go to the polls prepared. Make your voice heard.
8/12/14: Protect Our Right to Vote
6/25/13: UFCW Statement on Voting Rights Act Decision
Protect Your Right to Vote. Be Heard. It’s Your Right.
Are You Ready to Vote?
–Check Your Voter Registration Status
–Locate Your Polling Place
–Check to See if You Need ID to Vote
–Considering Voting Early or Absentee?
www.canivote.org or call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)