Sarah Ford | September 23, 2014

It’s National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day – the perfect time to register or to help someone you know register. You can start the online process here.

A simple fact: Elected officials don’t listen to people who don’t vote. It’s one reason that the most vulnerable among us have little or no voice in our legislative bodies and town halls.

Only 50 years ago, millions of people in our country couldn’t vote because of their skin color. Today, more than 90 million Americans don’t vote – despite the sacrifices of those who fought and died for the precious right. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is sponsoring a voter registration booth today at the Civil Rights Memorial here in Montgomery. And, with your help, we’re working on an exciting new project that promotes voting and civic engagement.

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march next March, we’ll release a new classroom documentary – One Person, One Vote. It’s the riveting story of the young people in Selma, Alabama, who risked beatings, jail, and even death in 1965 to help African Americans gain access to the ballot box.

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