LDF Protecting the Right to Vote and Political Participation Home

Marchers on Edmund Pettus bridge, commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with a banner

Our democracy is under attack. Help us dismantle barriers to the ballot box and prepare voters to exercise their right.

LDF’s Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender projects work to protect voting rights and support Black political engagement. Through advocacy, legislation, and litigation, we are fighting back.

New podcast released

Learn how a practice known as prison-based gerrymandering threatens the principle of “one person, one vote” and risks unfairly diluting the political power of Black and urban communities, while inflating the power of white, rural ones.

Voting rights

Need to report voter suppression?

Whether you’ve observed polling place changes, voter purges, long waits to vote, or faulty machines, we want to know.

Report an issue

Census and redistricting