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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.

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Democracy Defended: Findings from the 2020 Election

Democracy Defended captures and analyzes LDF’s election-related activities during the 2020 election season, including Prepared to Vote (PTV) and Voting Rights Defender. The report bears witness to unrelenting attempts to suppress the Black vote and documents pre-election barriers to voting; state-specific litigation; information on voter issues reported by our trained nonpartisan poll monitors and remote monitors; state and county specific advocacy PTV/VRD teams undertook to counteract the barriers and issues identified; and data related to direct voter education.

Read the report