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This week the U.S. Senate returned to work in Washington, DC. They have a lot of work to do in order to ensure that American families, communities, and workers are taken care of as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In the next stimulus funding bill, Congress MUST include funding for safeguards to ensure safe and healthy participation in our remaining primary elections and the November 2020 election. An estimated $4 billion dollars is needed to ensure voting remains fair, accessible, and safe. 

In this time of crisis, we must act so that our elections are safe for every eligible American. Voters should not have to choose between their health and their right to vote. The next few months of preparation will be vitally important as election administrators across the country work to put policies in place that expand access to in person voting and vote by mail options so all voters can safely participate in our democracy. If we act together, we can win the funding that we need to protect our vote.

Please contact your Senators today and ask them to include $4 billion in the next COVID-19 stimulus package to safeguard our elections.

Yours in the Fight, 

Jessica Jones Capparell 
Policy and Legislative Affairs Senior Manager

The League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Demand Action from Congress to Protect the 2020 Election

Dear Friend: 

In March, Congress earmarked $400 million in aid to states to address necessary policies to safeguard our elections during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This money is just a down payment on the real funding needed to protect the right to vote in the November elections. The November election is quickly approaching, and it is imperative Congress provides the necessary funding to transform our election system to respond to this crisis, and ensure voting remains fair, accessible, and safe.

Voters should not have to choose between their health and their vote. Contact your Senators today to demand the include additional money to ensure $4 billion in funding to secure our elections in the next stimulus package.

In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, Congress must institute reforms that will allow voters to safely cast their ballot and provide states the funding they need to run safe and secure elections.

States need to implement needed changes that allow voters to safely participate in November and protect our democracy. These changes include making the necessary adjustments so that polling places adhere to CDC guidelines. They will also help to expand the use of no-excuse-absentee-mail-in-ballots so that voters can participate safely from the comfort of their own homes. This critical election assistance can and should be used by states to increase vote-by-mail, expand early voting and online registration, and increase the safety of voting in-person by providing additional voting facilities and more poll-workers.

Contact your Senators today to demand $4 billion in funding to secure our elections in the upcoming stimulus! 

Just as the suffragists made their final push for the 19th Amendment in the midst of the Spanish Flu pandemic, we need you to advocate for policies that create a safe, efficient, and accessible election for all this November. In this time of crisis, we must ensure our election can continue in November, and states must spend the next few months putting in place policies to expand access to the ballot so everyone can participate in our democracy. 

If we act together, we can win the funding that we need to protect our vote.


Celina Stewart
Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation
League of Women Voters of the United States

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