In the wake of the violent attacks on Asian American women in Georgia, it is critical that we not only speak out against hate, but also take action to dismantle white supremacy. This must include addressing the barriers to voting, which shapes the system that has so much of an impact not only on our lives, but also on society and culture and the way in which marginalized people are treated, viewed and included.
Whether we are looking at the need to aggressively take on systemic oppression or the continued gaps in access to healthcare, voting is part of that work. We all need to know that our voices will be heard!
That is why today The Womxn Project is joining partners across the state in advocating for an omnibus bill to address barriers to voting. S516 would ensure all Rhode Islanders the opportunity to vote by mail and to vote early or on Election Day, as well as to enact same day voter registration. You can read our submitted testimony here.
In recent years we have seen coordinating attacks on voting rights and ballot access and unfounded questions about the validity of our elections. This presents a grave threat to our democracy. It also upholds the systems that maintain white supremacy and limit access to reproductive healthcare. Voting is intrinsically linked to pushing for the change that our families need and our communities deserve
JOIN US in urging lawmakers to swiftly pass this important bill!
> Make a call and/or send an email TODAY to the members of the Senate Judiciary committee.
- Sample Message:
“I am reaching out to express my support for Senate Bill 516, which would make sure that the right to vote it more accessible to Rhode Islanders. Our vote is our voice. WE should do all we can to make sure people can make their voice heard at the ballots. S516 is an important start! I urge you to vote “yes”. Thank you. “
Our vote is our chance to have a say in who makes key decisions about our health, our families and our lives. We should do more to ensure that people are able to vote, and not allow our right to vote to be trampled on our taken away. Thank you for taking action with us TODAY!
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