You Can Vote gives disenfranchised communities a voice!
2019 is 2020! That is the motto of You Can Vote, a North Carolina non-profit that focus’ giving disenfranchised communities a voice in the political process! Since its founding in 2014, YCV has demonstrated tremendous success in registering and turning out voters at a higher rate than voters statewide. See graphic below.
You can help them register and educate even more voters. Donate now to help them raise $20,000 and recieve a $20,000 match! Your donation is tax deductible.
Voter registration is critical and that is where YCV has a laser focus! Eager to keep their gerrymandered majorities, North Carolina Republicans passed (over Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto) voter id requirements that make it more difficult for North Carolinians to vote. YCV is registering citizens to vote and teaching them the ins and outs of voting laws so that all citizens can successfully cast their ballot. YCV focus’ outreach on youth, communities of color and low income areas, which traditional have lower turn out rates and are disproportionately impacted by voter id barriers.
NC has two Congressional special elections later this year. One is in the now infamous 9th district, where the state Board of Elections called a ‘do over’ because of fraud by the Republican candidate. More importantly, North Carolina looms large in 2020 with opportunities for Democrats to add a Senate seat, additional US House seats as well as capture its electoral votes. Democrats can win statewide in NC as Democrat Roy Cooper demonstrated when he was elected Governor in 2017. Trump only carried the state by 3.5% and Thom Tillis, its freshman senator, is vulnerable in 2020. If the Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling and limits gerrymandering, there will be more competitive Congressional seats.