The Right to Vote

Florida Felon Purge: Here We Go Again

In the wake of the Florida Secretary of State’s order to evaluate as many as 40,000 “potential felon matches” to determine if they should be removed from the voting rolls, People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) announced plans to contact county election officials to head off the massive voter disenfranchisement caused by a similar voter purge during the 2000 election fiasco.

6 Months to Election Day: Are We Ready?

With exactly six months to go before the elections in November, the Voices of the Electorate (V.O.T.E.) coalition today launched the nationwide, nonpartisan Know Your Rights/Election Protection program with kick-off events in four states: Florida, New Mexico, Ohio and Georgia. With record levels of voter turnout expected, and concerns raised over the reliability and accountability of new voting systems, the nonpartisan program will provide voter education materials, and recruit poll monitors and attorneys to provide free legal advice to voters in key states around the nation.

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 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

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

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.

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