- Action Alert
- Voting & Elections
Two Viruses threaten the Health of our Democracy
COVID-19 isn’t just a threat to the health and safety of every American—it also threatens the very heart of American democracy. With elections looming, we should not ask people to choose between their right to vote and their health. If Congress takes the right steps now, we won’t have to make that choice.
The federal government must provide $3.6 billion to fund COVID-19 protections for our elections.
But COVID-19 is not the only threat to the health of our democracy. It is also threatened by the pandemic of racism.
Each election season thousands of people of color are denied their right to vote. States and local jurisdictions have purged voter lists, closed polling places, and passed voter ID laws that suppress the votes of black and brown people. We must ensure that any systems put in place to address COVID-19 protect the voting rights of communities of color.