Fighting back voter suppression requires new laws aimed at protecting voter rights and safeguarding democratic elections. However, the citizens themselves and the people they elect to serve at the state and local levels are just as important to the overall cause.
Electing candidates who genuinely honor democracy is one of the most effective barriers to election subversion in 2024 and beyond. That is why one of OneV’s biggest calls to action this year is to donate to candidates for state-level secretary of state throughout the country. Secretaries of state are often tasked with serving as the chief election official in their state, administering state elections and maintaining official election results. We need to elect candidates who are committed to protecting democracy – non-partisan actors, even principled Republicans, who will fight against believers of The Big Lie.
An NPR analysis of 2022 secretary of state races across the United States found at least 20 candidates running who question the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, even though such claims have been widely debunked. Take a look at the list of these anti-democratic candidates on the NPR site.
We need to support candidates running against defenders of The Big Lie. For a full list of candidates running in all secretary of state elections visit the Ballotpedia site. Here’s the list from the State of Georgia which includes two candidates from the NPR list.
Regardless of where you live in America, you can financially support any secretary of state candidate, particularly in a swing state like Georgia, and make an enormous difference in protecting American democracy. Will you commit today to contributing to a secretary of state election? Tell us about it. Which state? Which candidate?