Voting & Election Justice

Urge the Next President & Congress to Ensure a Democracy That Works for All

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It’s no secret that the U.S. Elections are driven by big corporate donors rather than us everyday citizens. And the next presidential administration is tasked with addressing important issues that impact our communities, such as: repealing the Muslim ban, overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, and dismantling systemic racism in America. But for the next administration to do that effectively, our democracy needs reform to be more representative and inclusive. 

We urge the next President and Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R.1) as a first priority in their administration. In March 2019, the bill passed in the House with unanimous support, but the Senate has yet to bring it up for a vote.

The For the People Act (H.R.1) is a package of proven reforms that would:

  • Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot;
  • Put Americans ahead of Big Money donors, by creating a system of public financing which can reduce candidates’ demand for big donors by amplifying support from constituents;
  • End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn;
  • Hold our elected officials to higher ethical standards.

This bill creates a more inclusive and representative political system. We need a fair and functional democratic system, where everyone can participate, every vote is counted, and every voice is heard.​ We demand a democracy that works for all of us. 

Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress thatDay 1 is for Democracythe and to pass For the People Act.

This petition will be delivered to Congress in January, at the start of the next Administration.

Urge your Representative to Provide Support to the Postal Service

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The recent Administration attacks on the U.S. Postal Service threaten the integrity of this year’s election, by implementing harmful operational changes and blocking emergency funding. The U.S. Postal Service is essential to the functioning of our democracy. Congress must pass legislation to protect the services of USPS.

The House will vote this Saturday on the Delivering for America Act, which prohibits the USPS from implementing any changes to operations it had in place on January 1, 2020 and includes a $25 billion in funding for the Postal Service. Additionally, the bill would prevent the USPS from implementing any changes to level of service, closure or consolidation of any post office or reduction in hours, and would allow for overtime. 

Although Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced halting further operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service until after the election, he offered no commitment to undo the harmful effects of previous actions. Raising the costs on mailing ballots and slowing down mail service will harm voters’ ability to safely engage in this year’s election during the pandemic. Delivering mail-in ballots is an essential function of the post office and is a safe and secure method of voting. Congress must act now to protect the Postal Service.

We need your voice: Tell your Representative to provide support to the Postal Service.

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Urge the Senate to Provide Relief to Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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​Negotiations between Congress and the White House for a fifth COVID-19 relief package failed to reach a compromise. Despite, the United States having surpassed over 160,000 deaths due to COVID-19 and a tremendous economic impact on vulnerable communities.

Right now, the Senate is in recess until September 7th. The Senate must immediately pass the COVID-19 relief package and ensure families are protected amidst this pandemic. We urge the Senate to secure these provisions approved by the House in its HEROES Act are included in the next COVID-19 relief package:

Ensure access to food: 

  • Increase SNAP’s maximum benefit by 15 percent from June 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021
  • An increase for all SNAP households averaging about $25 per person per month
  • Raise the minimum SNAP benefit from $15 per month to $30.

Ensure immigrant-inclusion: 

  • Access to free COVID-19 testing and treatment by uninsured people, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Immigrant taxpayers receive stimulus checks from previous relief bills. 
  • An extension of work permits and protection from deportation for immigrants

Ensure safe voting access: 

  • Allocate $3.6 billion for protective equipment and supplies needed to manage the 2020 elections, and protect voters’ and poll workers’ health.

We need your voice: Tell the Senate to provide relief to families impacted by COVID-19.

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Call on your Senator to Provide Relief to Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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The United States has surpassed over 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19 and the poverty rate is expected to rise dramatically to 13.3% of Americans unemployed. While the House passed the H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a bill that would address many challenges faced by families and vulnerable communities, consideration for a next stimulus package has been stalled in the Senate. We urge the Senate to ensure these provisions approved by the House in its HEROES Act are included in the next COVID-19 relief package before the July 4 recess: 
Ensure access to food: 

  • ​Increase SNAP’s maximum benefit by 15 percent from June 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021
  • An increase for all SNAP households averaging about $25 per person per month
  • ​Raise the minimum SNAP benefit from $15 per month to $30.

Ensure immigrant-inclusion: 

  • Access to free COVID-19 testing and treatment by uninsured people, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Immigrant taxpayers receive stimulus checks from previous relief bills. 
  • An extension of work permits and protection from deportation for immigrants

Ensure safe voting access: 

  • Allocate $3.6 billion for protective equipment and supplies needed to manage the 2020 elections, and protect voters’ and poll workers’ health.

We need your voice: Tell the Senate to provide relief to families impacted by COVID-19.

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Check if your Senator supports this bill.  Call your Senator if they have not supported the bill (call 202-224-3121).
Sample Call Script:
Hi, my name is ________ and I am your constituent calling to urge you to ensure these provisions in H.R. 6800 are included in the next COVID-19 package: ensure access to food, safe voting access, and ensure immigrants are included to receive relief. I urge Senator _____ to support these provisions of the bill and to include them in the next COVID-19 relief package before the July 4th recess. Will the Senator do so?
Let us know how your advocacy went and feel free to ask us any questions by emailing us at info@poligonnational.org.