Corporations gave over $50M to voting restriction backers
A new report from Public Citizen, a government watchdog group, reveals that corporations have donated over $50 million to state lawmakers pushing voting restriction legislation since 2015. While this money may not have been given expressly to help pass voting restriction bills, it has played a key role over the years in securing Republican control of many state legislatures across the country. Many corporations have come out against voting restriction legislation, but have refused to commit to any specific action concerning their political donation strategies moving forward.
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A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.