Yeah, we often make our readers do complicated actions because we know you can (yes, we’re looking at this action right here, also due today), but every once in awhile, it’s nice to do one simple thing…
So, this month, first thing in the morning, we’re going to share an action from Americans of Conscience, each one covering different aspects of protecting our right to vote in preparation for the 2020 election.
Not every action applies to us here in CA, thank goodness, but if we’re off the hook, take a moment to share it with friends and family in more oppressive states.
Action #1: Empower future voters.
Spread the Vote and its Project ID initiative help citizens obtain IDs in states that require ID for voting. This graphic report breaks down who has ID’s and who we need to reach out to. Key findings show:
- Rates of identification-ownership are highest among White individuals, while other ethnic groups disproportionately lack necessary photo ID. Thirteen percent of Blacks, 10 percent of Hispanics, but only 5 percent of Whites lack photographic identification cation.
- Lower-income individuals are less likely to have photo ID. Twelve percent of adults living in a household with less than $25,000 annual income lack photo ID, compared to just 2 percent in households with over $150,000 annual income.
- Young adults are less likely to have photo ID: 15 percent of 17-20 year- olds lack photo ID, and 11 percent of those ages 21-24 lack photo ID.
We set an audacious goal to support 300 future voters this year. Want to help your neighbors vote?
Donate: To Spread the Vote here. (This special link helps us tally our total combined impact.)