Voter Suppression Targets the Black Vote and Other Non-White People< < Back to
There are major concerns about attempts being made around the country to suppress the black vote along with other non-white populations. This is especially true in urban areas and in the South.
Polling places have been closed in some areas and voting machines have been limited thereby creating long lines of potential voters.
These suppression attempts are teamed with President Donald Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting to raise doubts about the sanctity and security of our Presidential Election.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge has studied these issues in-depth and chairs the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Elections.
She and several of her colleagues are working feverishly to stem this tide but time is running short for this upcoming election.
She has been working on a new Voting Rights Act that improves the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was gutted by the United States Supreme Court in 2013.
Congresswoman Fudge also has championed the Vote SAFE Act which promotes voter security and provides $3.6 billion in funding to help states conduct safe and secure elections.
She claims that President Trump has “systematically destroyed the trust and confidence in our election system” and that must stop, she adds.
The Congresswoman knows that major election changes are unlikely prior to this Presidential Election. Therefore, she urges all people, but especially African Americans and other people of color to do everything possible to vote and make sure their vote counts.
She highlights that this election is so important to create change that will allow federal legislation to pass to protect voting for all people in the future.
Congresswoman Fudge joined Congress in 2008. Before that she was the first black and the first woman mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio and she also worked in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office.