Did you ... suppose democracy was only for elections, for politics, and for a party name? I say democracy is only of use there that it may pass on and come to its flower and fruit in manners, in the highest forms of interaction ... in religion, literature, colleges and schools: Democracy in all public and private life.
The voting rights movement is winning important victories across the country. Invaluable historical reforms, such as the Voting Rights Act, the 19th Amendment, and the 26th Amendment continue to ensure that many Americans are guaranteed the right to vote. Despite these protections, eligible voters continue to have their vote challenged or taken away. Our government needs to ensure that all elections have verifiable paper trails and that all polling locations are prepared for all eligible voters to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice.