The Right to Vote

Celebrating Community, Faith and Civic Participation

CLEVELAND, OH. - On Friday, December 19, 2003, the African American Ministers Leadership Council (AAMLC), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering African American communities on the local, state and national levels, will launch a national non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization campaign in preparation for the 2004 elections. The campaign, known as “Sanctified Seven - Victory Through Voting,” will encourage participants to register at least seven members of their community every few weeks leading up to next year’s election.

People For the American Way Proud to Participate in America Votes

People For the American Way and more than a dozen other organizations have joined forces to form America Votes, a national organization committed to registering, educating and mobilizing voters.

Lott's Departure Turns Spotlight on White House, GOP

Trent Lott's decision to step down under pressure turns the national spotlight on the Civil Rights Record and Judicial Philosophy of the White House and other Senate Leaders.

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Wisconsin, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Texas

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Texas, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Nevada

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Nevada, 19 Other States

Election Protection: Guarding Against Election Day Disenfranchisement in Georgia

People For the American Way Foundation and National Coalition Marshals Organizers, Poll Monitors, Attorneys to Protect Voters’ Rights in Georgia, 19 Other States

Election Protection Update

The nation’s most ambitious nonpartisan program for preventing Election Day disenfranchisement is helping voters in 20 states to know, exercise, and defend their right to vote

Artists for a New South Africa Joins Election Protection Team

Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) has joined People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) and other coalition partners to support the Know Your Rights / Election Protection project, the nation’s most ambitious nonpartisan program to prevent Election Day disenfranchisement. ANSA founders and supporters Blair Underwood, Charles S. Dutton, Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Robert Guillaume, and Sinbad recorded radio ads that will run as paid spots and public service announcements on African American-oriented radio stations in a number of states.

America's Election Snafus: 2001-2002

As Election Day 2002 approaches, voters across the country face potential confusion, chaos and most frighteningly, the denial of the fundamental right to vote.

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