Montana Democrats sue over new voting laws
Hours after Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed into law two new bills to increase eligibility requirements for voters, state Democrats filed suit on the grounds that both bills violate Montana’s Constitution. Democrats argue that the bills create undue burdens which will disproportionately harm the rights of vulnerable groups, such as students, the elderly, and indigenous communities. House Bill 175 will disallow voters from registering on election day. Senate Bill 169 will alter which forms of identification are accepted as well as require some voters to provide two separate forms of identification.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
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.