HB1878 Guts Voting Rights

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On Wednesday, Governor Parson signed HB1878 into law. The law is due to be enacted on August 28th.

We have one thing to say to Governor Parson: Let us vote.

To Missourians, there is so much more to say. HB1878 guts voting rights in our state for each and every one of us. The thought that someone could be jailed for registering their neighbors to vote is unconscionable. The idea that the Secretary of State could just dump voter rolls when he feels like it is dangerous. There is another lesser talked about piece in HB1878 – the removal of presidential primaries. This severely limits the ability for many to cast a vote; instead of going to our polling location and filling out a ballot, Missourians will have to attend caucuses, like Iowa and New Hampshire. Not only are caucuses inconvenient, they are truly discriminatory to working families and more.

The signing of this bill is a continuation of the GOP attack on voting rights, significantly impacting communities of color, senior citizens, and young voters from being included in our state’s future.

Missouri is under attack. Help us protect your constitutional right to vote:

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