We seek 100 percent voter participation in the United States. To that end, we advance local, state and national resolutions to protect and promote suffrage with the ultimate goal of enshrining an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution.
Call to Action Pass a Resolution to Promote your Vote in your City, Campus or Organization
In recent years, voting rights have been under attack. Too many state voting laws and local voting practices disenfranchise eligible voters. New state laws make it more difficult to vote, as voter turnout plunges in state and local elections. Historically, states and communities have been the laboratories of democracy, expanding suffrage and access to the ballot. Promote Our Vote seeks to revive that role for states and communities through right to vote resolutions.
Promote Our Vote Resolutions seek to accomplish two goals. First, we want to
see a widespread grassroots call for establishing an affirmative right to vote
in the U.S. Constitution. Second, we want to see local governments across the
nation reviewing how they can uphold and expand suffrage. By passing and
upholding a Promote Our Vote Resolutions our community can improve election
practices, defend voting rights and encourage turnout
The Movement's Latest
Constitutional Right to Vote Introduced in Congress and Backed in Maryland City
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) announced on May 13th that they will introduce legislation this week to explicitly guarantee the right to vote in the Constitution. The Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment would amend the Constitution to provide all Americans the affirmative right to vote and empower Congress to protect this right. Read more...
Takoma Park Smartly Trying to Lower the Voting Age to 16
Teens can apply for a Maryland learner’s permit to drive starting at 15 years, 9 months. In most cases, Maryland criminal law says an 18-year-old is an adult. A person must be at least 21 to drink alcohol legally. Nationally, the voting age was 21 before Congress passed the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1971 and three-fourths of the states ratified it. The new voting age became 18 — the same minimum for someone being drafted into war.Read more...