This morning the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio’s practice of purging registered voters from our voter rolls.
We should be learning from history, not repeating it.
As a nation, we are stronger when MORE of us participate in our democracy. That starts at the ballot box. We should be making it easier -- not harder -- for folks to vote.
Instead, Ohio is silencing the voices our government should want to hear. In her dissent, Justice Sotomayor wrote that these voter purges “disproportionately affected minority, low-income, disabled, and veteran voters."
Under our current law, veterans can be eliminated from the voting rolls after as few as two missed elections. Our military men and women put their lives on the line to defend our freedom. They deploy to the four corners of the earth. They miss birthdays and holidays and, yes, even Election Days. And this is how we repay them?
Now, more than ever, 2018 is a year to fight back. No matter how the other side might try to silence us, we have to show up. We have to vote. We have to bring our friends and neighbors to vote.
We have to make our voices heard.
I AGREE. WE SHOULD ALSO MAKE SURE THAT OUR ELECTION OFFICIALS SHOW UP AND DO THEIR JOBS. OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT IS THE RESULT OF A BOGUS AND FRAUDULENT 2016 ELECTION. VOTES DON'T MEAN MUCH IF SOMEONE IS RIGGING THE RESULT. - DAVID.