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I found out about this via the League of Women Voters. This act, introduced in both the Senate and the House, has the stated purpose "To require States to automatically register eligible voters to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes."

Among other things, it would automatically register eligible voters via information they provide to various government offices, such as the DMV. A number of states have take this kind of legislation up, and a few have passed it, but it would be wonderful to have this on a federal level, for all states.

It's S. 1353 in the Senate and H.R. 2876 in the House. Call your reps and ask them to support this act by co-sponsoring it.

What we're seeing right now in Washington with the AHCA is what happens when the elected officials are not sensitive to the needs of their constituents. To force them to care, we have to make it easier for those constituents to make their voices heard in the voting booth.

Date: 2017-06-24 06:05 pm (UTC)
tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
From: [personal profile] tanaqui
Thanks for posting about this!

I added a "voting rights" tag.

Date: 2017-06-25 02:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
Done and done. Thanks for the heads up!

Date: 2017-06-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
Done. All the staffers I talked to were receptive: one of them seemed releived to be getting a call about something that they aren't getting a lot of (and asked me to repeat the bill number).

)It's eastern Mass., I expect them to be sympathetic, the question is how much they'll care.)

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