In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen too many voters forced to choose between participating in our democracy and protecting their health. Forcing voters to vote in person during a pandemic is a threat to public health and the integrity of our elections.
Please join us and demand that Congress include $4 billion in the upcoming stimulus bill to secure our vote.
Voting by mail or absentee is the easiest way to ensure that the American people can participate in our elections without having to risk exposure during a pandemic. And expanded early voting will ensure that voters that need to vote in person won’t be faced with long lines and massive crowds.
But to get these reforms implemented in time for the upcoming election, Congress must pass at least $4 billion in funding in the upcoming COVID stimulus bill.
Join concerned Americans throughout the nation to urge Congress to take urgent action to pass the reforms we need to secure our vote.
- Call your Senators and ask them to include $4 billion in funding in the upcoming COVID stimulus bill—202-224-3121.
- Find a car caravan rally near you.
- Promote the events on social media. Americans should not be forced to risk our lives to vote. Demand that Congress #ProtectOurVote on Saturday, May 23.
Thank you! Done- shared on FB. Contacting my reps. I vote from Canada – by mail – as a dual citizen. Every American must have the right to vote!
Bravo ! Our vote is our most precious right.
I do not agree. There will be so much fraud with mail in ballots. Also I feel strongly that you sending out political posts is inappropriate. There is a reason there is a division between church and state. I don’t want a discussion on this through email so I would appreciate no response . Thank you.
Separation of church and state is the principle that government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion. It does not preclude religious organizations from making statements in support of citizens’ rights. The Sisters of Charity do not advocate for candidates, but we do advocate for citizens.
I am so against this. Mail-in Voting is the easiest way for fraud to occur. If a person is unable to go to a voting booth, then that person should use the mail-in system, and only that way. I find this to be unAmerican and as a practicing Catholic, can’t believe that Thelma Sisters of Charity would back this.
Thank you, Leadership Team, for reminding us of our precious right as USA citizens, the right to vote. Strengthening democracy demands the participation of all its citizens. One way to do this is through voting. In this critical election year Covid-19 presents a challenge. To advocate that Congress provide the funds to ensure safe and secure voting, whether it be in person or by mail-in ballot, is not partisan. It is asking us to be responsible faithful citizens. Money is needed to put in place safety measures. NETWORk Lobby has some excellent resource material.
I see voting as a right and a responsibility of each of us. The data has shown after the 2018 elections that fraud was not involved – less than .o01% was a problem. A number of states have had mail in ballots for a number of years and it has proven to work well. This is not a new idea. Each state has their own guidelines and they are able to double check the signatures of the voters against the hard copies of the voting books.
Also, since Russia was found to interfere in our 2016 presidential elections from all our investigative agencies, a mail in ballot would avoid that kind of interference and assure us that this upcoming election will be true and honest from legitimate voters. And finally, a mail in ballot should hopefully provide a just process for all Blacks, Hispanics and the marginalized to truly take part in elections and not be blocked by all the obstacles that have been created over the years by those who do not seem to appreciate Americans of color.