2021-04-02 15:43:04

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Pushes Expanding Vote-by-Mail to Counter GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

As Republican lawmakers across the U.S. move to make it harder for voters to cast ballots by mail, we look at Oregon’s long history of vote-by-mail. Oregon, where 92% of residents are now registered to vote, was the first state in the country to institute voting by mail and to establish automatic voter registration in an effort to “ensure access to this very fundamental right,” says Oregon’s Democratic Governor Kate Brown, who is also the national chair of Vote from Home. The nationwide crackdown on voting rights is taking place because “Republicans don’t want to hear voices” of Black, Brown, Indigenous people and women, Brown says. “We have to hold these legislators who voted for these racist policies … accountable.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. lOur reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues.
On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
Missed an episode? Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.
#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.
#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Free Speech TV GOP Jim Crow Kate brown Republican Lawmakers Republican Party Vote From Home Vote-by-mail Voter Suppression voting laws

Politics

The David Pakman Show

Is There Really a Massive Recession Coming?

Is There Really a Massive Recession Coming?

The David Pakman Show

Hakeem Jeffries Replaces Nancy Pelosi, TRIGGERS Right

Hakeem Jeffries Replaces Nancy Pelosi, TRIGGERS Right

The David Pakman Show

Trump Demands He Be Reinstated, Trashes Constitution

Trump Demands He Be Reinstated, Trashes Constitution

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Media Ignored Blatant Efforts to Suppress the Democratic Vote in Georgia?

The Media Ignored Blatant Efforts to Suppress the Democratic Vote in Georgia?

Related

Democracy Now!

The Jailscraper vs. Chinatown: NYC Residents Fight Construction of World's Tallest Jail

The Jailscraper vs. Chinatown: NYC Residents Fight Construction of World's Tallest Jail

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — December 5, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — December 5, 2022

Democracy Now!

The New McCarthyism: Angela Davis Speaks in New York After Critics Shut Down Two Events

The New McCarthyism: Angela Davis Speaks in New York After Critics Shut Down Two Events

Democracy Now!

Inside Israeli Cover-up & US Response to Murder of Palestinian American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Inside Israeli Cover-up & US Response to Murder of Palestinian American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Proud Partners