IT IS ABSURD that we can give away water bottles at an art fair …. but not to people waiting in long lines to vote.
HOW WE GOT HERE.
During the 2020 election, Vote.org passed out water bottles to Georgia voters and community members waiting in line to vote.
Georgia lawmakers then passed a bill that BANNED us from giving out food or water to voters that often waited in line for hours.
Long lines at the polls have been found time and again to disproportionately impact young voters and voters of color. Long lines are intentional - they closed polling places in specific, targeted communities, and then banned food and water to those same voters waiting in line. They want people to give up and not make their voices heard.
IT’S NOT JUST WATER BOTTLES…
Anti-voter lawmakers are using any avenue available to make voting less accessible. Vote.org gives voters the tools they need to vote, but we also fight unnecessary barriers to the ballot box: in the courts and in the field.
From registration verification, mail-in ballot requests and important updates about these policies,
Vote.org takes the guesswork out of voting.
VOTE.ORG IS SUPPORTING DEMOCRACY