Today marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which expanded voting rights to women. It took decades of activism to secure the suffrage for women. And it took decades more to ensure that all women, regardless of race, were able to exercise their right to vote. Voting is one of the foundations of a thriving democracy. Over the years, voting rights activists have secured hard-won rights and policies to expand suffrage beyond the privileged few. Despite these victories, the fight for access to voting is far from over. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a new test to protecting this fundamental right. Successfully navigating an election during a global public health crisis is integral to preserving our democracy, and we must continue working to ensure every eligible voter is able to cast their ballot. In this weekly update, you can read more about exercising your right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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