Historically, African Americans have been most affected by hours-long waits to vote. Now, COVID-19 threatens to make it worse. The current public health crisis has led to a severe shortage of poll workers who make elections run, making it harder for people of color to vote in the 2020 election.
It doesn't have to be this way.
We have seen the galvanizing force of youth and black voices across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Voices of those standing in the streets in protest chanting “Black Lives Matter” and imploring those in power to take notice.
You marched and demanded change. Now, take it further.
LDF and More Than a Vote are asking you to step up, become a poll worker, and ensure hundreds more in your community can safely vote this fall.