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Accessibility at the Polls

Disability Voting Rights Week, during the week of September 12-16 this year, is committed to building the power and presence of the disability vote in our communities. This Disability Voting Rights Week, we are rallying the disability vote, making sure our communities are registered and ready to vote and have access to the ballot. When …

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Volunteer Month of Action

July is the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition’s Volunteer Month of Action!  Each week, OVRC will send out new weekly challenges that volunteers can complete to receive points that will be totaled up after the Ohio Primary Election on August 2nd. Volunteers are welcome to complete challenges and tasks at any point of the month to …

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Pride at the Polls

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right that protects all our civil liberties. Access to free and fair elections is critical to preserving democracy, and it’s something that affects LGBTQ+ people disproportionately. To celebrate Pride Month, we’ll be looking at the recent anti-LGBTQ+ bills in Ohio and the …

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The History and Power of the AAPI Vote

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the United States are growing their political power, one election and vote at a time. As we see more civic engagement and political activism and organizing from the AAPI community, particularly among younger AAPIs, the AAPI electorate will be a critical voice as they help shape the future …

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The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Even though women have been an integral part of American society since the beginning of time, they have not always been able to vote and have their voices count politically. The decades-long fight for women’s suffrage was not an easy one, but the campaign to win passage of the 19th Amendment remains a significant political …

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History of Black Voting Rights with four images of people demanding voting rights across the bottom. The blue OVRC logo is in the top left.

History of Black Voting Rights

HISTORY OF BLACK VOTING RIGHTS Since the founding of this country, the law of the land has restricted the rights of Black Americans, holding them back from their white counterparts. From slavery to Jim Crow to the current attempts at voter suppression, Black Americans have had to fight for their right to vote in a …

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