A Woman's Guide to Combating Voter Suppression
All men and women should be equal in the voting booth, but new state laws may dramatically impact women’s ability to vote in the 2012 election. Since 2011, 16 states have passed restrictive voting laws, 11 states currently have these new laws in effect, and 41 states have introduced at least 180 bills restricting voting. These campaigns to restrict voting rights have gone far beyond preventing the rare case of ineligible voters casting ballots and are now taking away eligible citizens’ fundamental right to vote. In order to make your voice heard, make sure you know the voting rules in your state.