Voter Suppression

February 8, 2022

Voter suppression is a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting. In recent years, more than 400 anti-voter bills have been introduced in 48 states. These bills erect unnecessary barriers for people to register to vote, vote by mail, or vote in person. Voting rights for all citizens is central to a democracy. However, statistics indicate that 1 in 16 Black Americans cannot vote due to disenfranchisement laws. Watch the video (less than 2 minutes) to learn more.