The surest sign your work is having a powerful effect is when the opposition tries to cheat.
In the past few weeks, hundreds of grassroots volunteers in Missouri have collected thousands of signatures to bring early voting to our state.
But right now in the Missouri legislature, opponents of early voting are now trying to confuse the issue by passing a watered-down version of the bill that would strip out many of the vital protections and advances.
The worst thing about it is that they are making the bill look good on the surface, confusing legislators who genuinely want to protect the right to vote. They need to hear from you, and fast.
The sham bill (HJR90) is a direct attempt to take the voice of the people away. Tell the Missouri legislature to listen to the people and follow the grassroots early voting campaign. Anything less is unacceptable.
Now is the time to call your legislator’s office. We are very serious – They are trying to rush this through, so every second counts. Click here to look them up.
- HJR90 is expressly intended to override the citizen-lead early voting effort. This is a misuse of the legislative process that is designed to create confusion and usurp the citizen petition process.
- HJR90 doesn’t expand access in the ways that are proven to be most effective. For example, it removes Sunday voting, which is heavily favored by low income and minority voters.
- HJR90 sets bad precedent that the legislature can attack the will of the voters by passing a joint resolution anytime it doesn’t like the content of a proposed citizen initiative. It is wrong for politicians to cynically manipulate the system to take away the voice of the people.
Voting is the key way our democracy respects the dignity of every Missourian.
Thank you for everything you are doing to protect it.