Protect The Inalienable Right To Vote – And Our Democracy

Scores of Americans of all races and nationalities have relentlessly fought for years – and even died – to protect our right to vote.

As a unified collective of nonprofit organizations, partners and affiliates nationwide, we firmly believe that every American’s vote is their voice. Any attempts to undermine voters’ access to the ballot box are contrary to foundational rights for everyone in the United States.

Voting StickersThe sweeping – and ill-conceived – voting reform law recently signed in Georgia was rationalized by unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud in the state’s 2020 elections. Therefore, the law, simply stated, is untenable and un-American.

We stand in staunch opposition to the law that we believe will make it especially more difficult for voters in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities to exercise their fundamental right to vote in a nation built on democracy. We reject efforts to pass comparable legislation in other states that restrict voting rights and make it more difficult for people of color to cast their ballot. More specifically, currently there are more than 350 restrictive voting laws in various stages of proposal and consideration around the country.

As nonprofits and industry stewards, we are committed to building bridges to self-empowerment, education and employment for all communities, and especially the historically marginalized BIPOC communities across the country. Our mission, vision and values undergird our belief that all Americans must have their voices heard in a democracy.

The axis on which democracy rests depends on a government that works for every American. All of us are guaranteed the Constitutional right to cast a vote counted without delay or diminishment. A suppression of votes is to deny the public a government elected by the people and for the people.

In Unison,

Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.

Asian Human Services

Bethany United Church of Christ

Big Brothers Big Sisters Metro Chicago

Boys and Girls Club of Chicago

Casa Central

Carole Robertson Center For Learning

Centers for New Horizons

Chicago Commons

Chicago Youth Centers

Children’s Home + Aid

Chinese American Service League

Council for Health and Human Service Ministries

Erie House

Family Focus

Four Point Play

Gilead Church Chicago

Good Shepard Lutheran Church

Gorham United Methodist

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Heartland Alliance

Illinois Collaboration on Youth

Illinois Partners for Human Service

Jazz Institute of Chicago

Kids Above All

Latino Policy Forum

Lawrence Hall

Lutheran Social Services New York

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services

National Youth Advocate Program

New Covenant Development Corporation

One Hope United

Organic Oneness

Play Like A Champion

St. James Community Church

Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ

Safer Foundation

Stone Temple Church

The Network For Social Work Management


Trinity United Church of Christ


University Church Chicago

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Youth Guidance

Youth in Need

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