Voting: Our Basic Right
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the figure who strived for progress in racial equity and equality during the modern civil rights movement. The only non-president to have a national holiday. A world leader who focused on change and progress. A changemaker for the Black community.
Working closely with NAACP, Dr. King and the SCLC organized sit-ins in public spaces and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, which attracted 250,000 people to rally for the civil and economic rights of Black Americans in the nation's capital. There, King delivered his majestic 17-minute "I Have a Dream" speech.
From the ballot box to Congress, Dr. King fought to prioritize voting rights for Black Americans for the cause of justice. Through his actions and his words, Dr. King personified service and recognized that voting is our most powerful tool in this democracy.
Now it's our turn. Below, honor Dr. King and his commitment to civil rights through volunteering for the upcoming election. With your help, we can make his dream a reality.
Give Us the Ballot
More than a century after the right to vote was declared fundamental, that right is under attack. Efforts to make it harder for racial minorities to participate in the political process are proliferating across the country - and we're fighting those efforts in court.
Honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by furthering your commitment to volunteer this election season. Sign up to contact voters within your community.
Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Registering to vote can take less than 10 minutes to complete. Exercise your right to defend democracy by registering to participate in upcoming elections.
Being away from home is no excuse for not voting! If you are unable to vote at your designated polling place, request your absentee ballot.
Confirm your voter registration status to ensure you are ready to go once the polls open!
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