Young Voter

Protect Voting Rights!

Use your vote

 

States are making it more difficult for young people and people of color to vote in the United States of America. The exclusion of eligible citizens from the political process is one of the most serious and dangerous problems facing our democracy right now.

We can not allow discriminatory and dangerous voting laws to remain in effect. Not being able to vote in the society in which you live, is unjust and unreasonable. These dangerous laws are directly targeted at restricting the voting power of young voters and people of color – which we cannot stand for.

These laws are wrong, and we will not sit idly by and watch as the voices of millions of Americans are silenced. We can’t do this alone; we need you to add your name and demand that politicians do their jobs and protect our vote.

Political Quick Hits: August 22nd Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder this week traveled to Ferguson Missouri to meet with the family of  Michael Brown, the black youth murdered by a Ferguson police officer. Holder told people in Ferguson that he understood their mistrust in police. Holder said, “I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I’ve confronted this myself.” Holder also met with local FBI agents and members of the Justice Department and promised the public a thorough federal investigation of the events that occurred.

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Justice for Michael Brown: Tell the Department of Justice to pursue an end to police violence

The events following the killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year old black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, have captivated the nation. Out of this tragedy, we have a new opportunity to sustain a real discussion about racism in America, and to act: for peace, for equality, and for justice.

The Department of Justice has the unique capabilities and direct authority to investigate our police departments and enforce fairness, adherence to constitutional values, and the rule of law.

CALL AND EMAIL THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TODAY AND TELL ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER:

Attorney General Holder. Your visit to Ferguson, including meeting with the family of Michael Brown, is an encouraging sign. I would like to see these steps immediately followed by concrete action. I ask that you put the full weight of the Justice Department towards investigating and preventing the unchecked targeting of black and brown youth by law enforcement everywhere.