ACRU wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to all our servicemembers as we celebrate them during May’s Military Appreciation Month. As they protect our liberty at home and abroad, ACRU and Protect Military Votes will defend their right to have their political choices counted and honored no matter where their ballots are cast.
One in six U.S. military voters didn’t vote in 2018 because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, according to the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Military Voting Issues in the News
A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.
Since the Minutemen of Lexington and Concord rallied to the cause of liberty in 1775, the American military has held a unique place of respect and affection in our national ethos. Yet in the Coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats tried to include language making it easier to commit voter fraud with the ballots of our military stationed overseas.
ACRU's Protect Military Votes Project is currently featured in American Military News. ACRU is a champion for our military and their families, and we work to ensure ballots are received by service members overseas and counted correctly when they arrive at local election locations. We hope you will read and share this informative article.
American Constitutional Rights Union launches project to protect military voters whose votes may be suppressed or mishandled by local officials. One in six U.S. military voters didn't vote because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, a statistic a non-profit committed to protecting military voting rights has labeled an “unconscionable irony.”
All active-duty military would have access to a system for mailing absentee ballots if a bill introduced Wednesday becomes law. Learn more at WAND TV
Americans want their soldiers to vote. But often they can’t. Despite absentee balloting, military personnel deployed overseas often just cannot participate in elections. Read the rest at The Washington Post
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