SCOTUS Wrong to Disenfranchise Voters

06.12.2018

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2018
Contact: Karina Martínez | karinam@mifamiliavota.org | 858/752-1262 

SCOTUS Wrong to Disenfranchise Voters

Ruling restricts the right to vote in Ohio 

Washington D.C. – In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute that a state can remove people from voter rolls if they skip a few elections and do not respond to a notice from state election officials.

Mi Familia Vota executive director, Ben Monterroso, issued the following statement:

“Voting rights took a huge hit today at the hands of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. This case was about whether to allow voter suppression and SCOTUS has effectively opened the door wider for conservative politicians to keep minorities from voting. This ruling plays into the hands of Conservatives who have written off the minority vote by continuously looking for ways to keep them from voting.

“Ohio, and every state, must be pro-active in making voting inclusive for all eligible participants; democracy works best when more eligible citizens can vote. Americans deserve equal, fair access to the ballot box.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.