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(WASHINGTON) – The decision Monday by the Supreme Court of the United States to allow Ohio’s aggressive efforts to kick people off its voting files is the latest attack on our democracy and democratic values.
The high court’s ruling that lets the state kick people from the voter files if they skip two elections and do not respond to notices from election officials will disenfranchised thousands of voters, many of whom are the elderly, people of color or low-income. The court ruled 5-4 with the conservative justices making up the majority.
“This ruling is simply another overt Republican attack on voting rights with the clear purpose of creating barriers to low-income people, especially low-income people of color, from voting,” said Dorian Warren, president of the Center for Community Change Action. “Low-income Americans, those with unpredictable work schedules, those who struggle with childcare and those who rent or must move frequently will be the casualties of this unjust decision. We should protect our constitutional right to vote at all costs.”
Since 2004, Community Change Action has recognized the importance of engaging and mobilizing infrequent voters of color to ensure their voices are heard at the ballot box. CCCA commits to fiercely defending the rights of infrequent voters and voters of color to participate in our democracy and exercise their right to vote.