VOTING RIGHTS & ELECTIONS
Here are our Calls to Action, Guides, and Explainers on elections and voting rights. Interested in helping us track legislation and policy on this topic at the state or federal level? Take action with us.
Maine voters approved ranked choice voting in 2016 and the courts have ruled that the process can be used in the June primaries, but the fight to keep RCV is not over.
QUICK ACTION: On June 12 vote YES on Question 1 to tell the legislature that the people of Maine veto their repeal of ranked choice voting. UPDATE 6/12: Question 1 passed by 54% and will be in place for the Congressional elections in November!
The number of progressive women running for office in Maine and around the country is breaking records, thanks in part to programs like Emerge Maine that train women how to run for office.
QUICK ACTION: Apply for the 2019 Emerge Maine class and join the ranks of women working to change the political landscape.
Maine’s June 12 primaries are just around the corner and the field of Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. representative for CD2 is large. Maine will also use ranked-choice voting (RCV) in the primary, the first state to use RCV in a statewide election.
QUICK ACTION: Check our event list for candidate forums and RCV trainings.
Despite 13 new indictments against Russian operatives, Trump still refuses to implement sanctions against Russia, undermines investigations into their interference, and offers no plan to prevent them from doing it again.
QUICK ACTION: Demand that Congress defend our country by forcing the president to implement sanctions, approving bills to protect Mueller’s investigation, and crafting a defense plan.
With critical electoral races looking like they will again have more than two primary candidates, enacting Ranked Choice Voting is more important than ever.
QUICK ACTION: Sign the People’s Veto petition TODAY to give voters a chance to overturn the legislature’s plans to delay and repeal, and to use ranked choice voting in the June primaries.
Elections in November and December put the nation on notice and showed what we can accomplish when we put our heads together and our boots on the ground.
QUICK ACTION: Read and be inspired by these 2017 election victories, and learn about programs that can train you to run for office.
Alabama heads to the polls Dec. 12 for a special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat in the US Senate. Help #FlipAlabama by donating, phone banking, and writing postcards in collaboration with our fellow resisters down south to elect Doug Jones!read more