This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY:
Protecting and Enforcing Voting Rights
Only one party recognizes the right for every American to cast a vote as a fundamental, sacred, constitutional right. 1/13
Our government and our elections are supposed to reflect the interests of the American people, not only the wealthiest few and the biggest corporations.2/13 #DemPartyPlatform #Election2020 #ForThePeople
Dems will fight to restore & protect Americans’ fundamental right to vote, including by aggressively pushing back against Republican governors, legislatures & state officials who have disenfranchised people of color, young people, low-income people & people w/disabilities. 3/13
And #Democrats will strictly enforce ethics laws and improve transparency across the federal government in order to rebuild trust with the American people, and will protect civil servants and whistleblowers from political retribution.4/13 #DemPartyPlatform #whistleblowers
#Democrats are committed to the sacred principle of “one person, one vote”—and we will fight to achieve that principle for every citizen, regardless of race, income, disability status, geography, or English language proficiency. 5/13 #DemPartyPlatform #VotingRights
#Democrats stand united against the determined Republican campaign to disenfranchise voters through onerous voter ID laws, unconstitutional &excessive purges of voter rolls &closures of polling places in low-income neighborhoods,on college campuses & in communities of color.6/13
Americans should never have to wait in hours-long lines to exercise their voting rights. #Democrats will strengthen our democracy by guaranteeing that every American’s vote is protected. 7/13 #DemPartyPlatform #VotingRights
#Democrats will make it a priority to pass legislation that restores and strengthens the Voting Rights Act, and ensure the Department of Justice challenges state laws that make it harder for Americans to vote.8/13 #DemPartyPlatform #VotingRights
#Democrats will make voting easier and more accessible for all Americans by supporting automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, early voting, and universal vote-from-home and vote-by-mail options.9/13 #DemPartyPlatform #VoteByMail #EarlyVoting #2020Election
#Democrats believe Election Day should be a national holiday, in celebration of our democratic institutions and to make it easier for everyone to cast their ballot. 10/13 #DemPartyPlatform #ElectionDay #VotingRights
#Democrats recognize that unions, community groups, faith organizations and other civic organizations are critical to facilitating registration, encouraging voting, and protecting voter rights. 11/13 #DemPartyPlatform #voterregistration #VoterRights
#Democrats will fully implement the Help America Vote Act and require that polling places and elections are accessible for people with disabilities, 12/13 #DemPartyPlatform #HAVA #accessibility
#Democrats will work to ensure that returning citizens have their voting rights restored upon release from jail or prison without the additional hurdle of having to pay fines and fees in order to vote.13/13 #DemPartyPlatform #VotingRights #BanTheBox
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