What would it take for every vote to matter equally?
When we endorse leaders, who favor policies that disenfranchise BIPOC, we are undercutting the Gospel message we claim to believe. Gerrymandering is a tool of voter disenfranchisement and even if it works in favor of our political party, we must stand against it.
This is episode 6 of the What Would It Take? podcast. Today we’re asking ourselves, what would it take for every vote to matter equally?
Links to sources for this episode:
- Rock The Vote get involved opportunities
- NPR article, In New Documentary, Stacey Abrams Probes The State Of Voter Suppression In 2020
- NPR article, Stacey Abrams On Why Securing Voting Rights Is As Necessary Now As In The Past
- New York Times article, What is Gerrymandering?
- American Civil Liberties Union fact sheet on voter ID legislation
- Washington Post article, What counts as voter intimidation?
- Center for American Progress article, Voter-deterimined districts; ending gerrymandering and ensuring fair representation
- NPR article, Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts
- Vox article, A new study finds voter ID laws don’t reduce voter fraud — or voter turnout
- FiveThirtyEight article, What We Know About Voter ID Laws
- The Guardian article, Federal judge blocks North Carolina’s voter ID law, citing its discriminatory intent
- Associated Press article, Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access