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Florida State University Passes Right to Vote Resolution
April 9, 2014: Florida State University passed a right to vote resolution on Feb. 18, 2014. the resolution calls for an amendment to the Constitution that would grant an individual right to vote to all Americans. The university used the resolution as an organizing tool to counter 2011’s House Bill 1355. In that bill, rights to vote for Florida citizens is minimized by a smaller early voting window. For more information: http://goo.gl/6gBFIE.
The Montgomery County Right to Vote Task Force Releases Interim Report
April 9, 2014: With the release of its interim report on February 24th, the task force has set ambitious goals for the county’s elections, including adopting automatic voter registration, preventing partisan redistricting, improving civic outreach, bolstering voter turnout, and expanding civic education programs. The group has also announced plans to explore expanded suffrage for youths and people with felony convictions, ways to reduce wait times at the polls, and more inclusive ballot access laws. For more information: http://goo.gl/2ZhJPn.
FairVote to Host Congressional Briefing on H.J. Resolution 44
March 1, 2014: FairVote's board chair Krist Novoselic is hosting congressional briefings on voting rights and house elections on March 7, 2014 at 1:00PM. For more information: http://www.promoteourvote.com/hill-briefing.html.
FairVote's Promote Our Vote Project to Host Workshop
January 15, 2014: FairVote will host its Promote Our Vote Organizing Workshop focused on local strategies to bolster the national right to vote vision. It will be joined by top voting rights organizers from across the country to share their experiences through innovative suffrage presentations and hands-on training sessions on building a groundswell movement to preserve,promote, and expand suffrage. For more information: http://goo.gl/UL7V8j.
Prince George's County Passes Right to Vote Resolution
November 20th, 2013: Prince George’s County, Maryland, is the latest locality to adopt a Right to Vote Resolution with unanimous support on Tuesday, November 19th. The resolution supports a constitutional amendment that would grant an individual right to vote to all Americans of voting age. Such a change would strengthen the claims of all citizens to exercise their suffrage rights and limit the ability of federal, state, or local governments to impinge upon the right to vote. [Support H.J. Resolution 44, a voting rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution.] For more Information: http://www.promoteourvote.com/pg-county.html.
Montgomery Count Passes Right to Vote Resolution
September 26, 2013: The Right to Vote Resolution was unanimously approved by the council on September 24th, 2013. Consistent with other Promote Our Vote resolutions, the Montgomery County resolution established a Right to Vote Task Force that will be charged with proposing plans for a voter registration program, promoting early voting and same-day registration and recommending changes in state and local ballot practices. For more information: http://www.promoteourvote.com/montgomery-county.html.
Takoma Park Adopts Right to Vote Resolution, Becomes First U.S. City to Lower the Voting Age to 16
May 15, 2013: In Takoma Park (MD), the city council last night unanimously adopted a resolution in support of a right to vote in the Constitution and the creation of a task force to suggest ways to boost voter participation. As part of its commitment to the right to vote, the council also adopted a charter amendment by a 6-1 vote that makes Takoma Park the first city in the United States to extend voting rights to its residents after they turn 16. For more information: http://goo.gl/UdsXeW.