From housing, health care, education, and the basic tenets of democracy–this year’s presidential election is an important one, with many issues critical to our nation and our communities under threat. Through CURE’s 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Candidate Scorecard and our Racial Justice 2020 events, we’re sharing information and tools to build power with voters and communities across the nation. Our issues, voices and votes matter. In an age of disinformation and voter suppression, we fight back by staying informed, pushing candidates to prioritize our issues, and connecting with voters to share resources and get out the vote. Check out and share this list of organizations and tools that are working toward these goals.
The 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Candidate Scorecard summarizes the presidential candidates’ policy proposals through a racial equity lens across key areas including criminal justice reform, education, health care, voting rights, reparations, environmental justice, immigration, indigenous rights, and policies to close the racial wealth gap.
Support Voting Rights Restoration
FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization that helps returning citizens register to vote. FRRC also offers to pay remaining fines and fees on sentences that often create a barrier for returning citizens to vote.
Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in targeted voter registration and other voter outreach programs and communications.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. On election day, call 866-OUR-VOTE to report incidents or get help voting.
Voter Registration Resources
Visit USA.GOV to find information on how to register to vote, change your registration, confirm your registered, get a voter registration card, and more. You can call USAGOV at 1 (844) USA-GOV1 to ask questions about the government for free.
Vote.org uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy. On the website, you can check your registration, register to vote, get your absentee ballot, get election reminders, and more.
Operated by the League of Women Voters, this site is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. Users can find information on absentee ballot information, early voting options, election dates, polling place location, registration deadlines, and more.