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Voter Expansion Project

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Voting is one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy. That's why we're launching the Voter Expansion Project. We’re leading the charge to expand the vote, because it's not enough anymore for us to simply protect against voting restrictions.

Join President Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party in our fight to protect and expand the right to vote.

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  • 17 Seats, 17 Seats, 17 Seats

    After big wins in the 2013 elections, Democrats have the momentum going into 2014. And while we continue to see a Republican Party that's more extreme than ever — one that shut down our government and risked default — there's good news too. Right now, 17 seats is all we need to take back the House and give President Obama a Congress that will work with, not against him. Watch this video on our 2013 victories, then donate so we have the resources it takes to make John Boehner an ex-speaker come 2014.

    After big wins in the 2013 elections, Democrats have the momentum going into 2014. And while we continue to see a Republican Party that's more extreme than ever — one that shut down our government and risked default — there's good news too. Right now, 17 seats is all we need to take back the House and give President Obama a Congress that will work with, not against him. Watch this video on our 2013 victories, then donate so we have the resources it takes to make John Boehner an ex-speaker come 2014.

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  • Vote Today (if you live in one of these places)

    Today, in states from North Carolina to California to New York to Texas, it’s Election Day. Voters in New Jersey and Virginia will vote in two statewide races — and in communities all across America, people will cast ballots for mayors and local officials. All of these elections are incredibly important, and we cannot afford to have you sit at home. We need every vote, if we want to elect Democrats who will fight for you and your family.

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  • The Best Voter Protection Program in Our Party’s History

    I’m in!  I’m the new Director of Voter Protection and we’ve got a big job on our hands.  Over the past several years we have seen laws passed across the country that have made it more difficult for women, the elderly, college students, ethnic minorities and low-income individuals to register and to vote.  This is a disturbing trend that runs counter to our tradition as a nation. The right to vote is a fundamental right — our ability to hire and fire politicians influences what is spent on public education, whether health care covers a pre-existing condition or whether a woman can control her own choices  –  and it is a right that our forbearers have fought and died for.  

    We believe that every American, regardless of party, should be able to make their voice heard. Our democracy is undermined by laws that allow any rightful voter, let alone hundreds of thousands of rightful voters, to be denied their franchise.  We’ve never solved anything with less democracy.

    I’m fired up because I know when I read about ID laws in Texas that are so strict that many married women will not be able to vote or purges in Virginia that will remove thousands of voters days before an election or North Carolina playing hide and seek with polling locations, we’re able to do something about it.  I’m excited to join the Democratic National Committee and Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz as we build the best voter protection program in our party’s history.

    The fight to protect and expand the right to vote is not new.  From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony to Martin Luther King and John Lewis, the right to vote has been earned the same way – by people organizing their communities to apply political and legal pressure for change.  We will adopt these lessons for our program and I hope you will join us in our effort.  If you want to join the fight to beat back Republican attempts to limit the right to vote, and support leaders across the country who are working to expand and modernize access to the ballot, sign up here: www.votingrightsmatter.com

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