Voting Rights Organizations Parents Should Support

Change can start when it comes to voting as parents can support political causes that will benefit their children in the future. Parents can make more of an impact aside from voting by supporting these voting rights organizations. 

One organization known as Common Cause is working towards fighting to pass the Freedom to Vote Act that will make it easier for Americans to vote in upcoming elections. The Freedom to Vote Act will also block discriminatory gerrymandering efforts that are responsible for the will of the majority that counters victories of minority parties. 

A longstanding voting rights organization is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) which is known for supporting the rights of people of color. The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) is a highly impactful legal organization providing resources to fight proposed and current structural limitations on voting for people of color. The NAACP LDF provides a ‘Guide to Local Elections’ explaining the importance of voting in various elections and a page that educates people on researching ballot and candidates’ proposals with unbiased resources. 

Former Georgia State Representative of 2007 to 2017, Stacey Abrams, created the Fair Fight Action with the goal of making elections fairer in Georgia and across the nation. This organization focuses on core issues that help increase voter turnout and make sure absentee ballots are properly counted. 

Democracy Works is an organization that utilizes technology to provide tools for voters through an online service, Turbo Vote, making it easier to provide reminders, register to vote, and acquire absentee ballots for local elections. This organization coordinated with local election officials to serve voters by building better serving technology and reducing any voting obstacles. 

The voting rights organization known as Democracy Docket was founded in 2020 by election lawmaker Marc E. Elias that provides voters with resources and updates on all elections. Democracy Docket provides information on lawsuits and legal cases they file with the mission of protecting voting rights while educating voters on unjust redistricting, laws, and practices designed to create obstacles with voting rights. 

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a long-time nonprofit organization founded in 1920 dedicating over 100 years to preserve  and defend individual inalienable rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU has voting rights initiatives while advocating for other important causes including religious liberty, women’s rights, LGBTQA+ rights, and reproductive freedom. Providing support for these various causes can start with support from individuals when it comes to ballot boxes. 

These are some resources that can help you as a voter and a parent to support worthy causes to make a better future for their children and the next generation of voters. You can learn more about these supportive organizations when it comes to voting by visiting the official website for these causes and you can research more voting rights organizations that you can contribute to.