The searing images of Georgia voters braving extremely long lines in southern summer heat, in the middle of a pandemic - just to be able to cast their ballot - should serve as a warning to officials: we need to be better-prepared to handle anything that could happen on election day. No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote, or need to factor in their ability to stand in long lines to cast their ballot—but if officials fail to act quickly, these are the very choices many voters will have to make.
Our legislators need to support no-excuse vote by mail legislation as a permanent part of Delaware law by passing HB 175 before this session ends on June 30. We wrote a letter to the 150th General Assembly asking them to do just that.
A big thank you to all the coalition members who signed onto this letter:
Alpha Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Building People Power Campaign
Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Common Cause Delaware
Delaware Civil Rights Coalition
Delaware Hispanic Commission
Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Latino Initiative on Restorative Justice
League of Women Voters of Delaware
New Castle County, Delaware National Pan-Hellenic Council
Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network
Women’s March Sussex-DE