The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016, 14
states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low-income voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of
campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to unjustly diminish individual voices.