Yet, “nowhere in the United States Constitution is there an explicit declaration of the right to vote. Initially the Constitution appears to have left that right up to the states.” (Oxford Companion to the U.S. Supreme Court)
In a democracy, the right to vote is a moral imperative, the most fundamental legal right, and is protective of all other rights. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) he said,“The right to vote is the basic right, without which all others are meaningless.” Such a fundamental right should be explicitly guaranteed to all Americans in the U.S. Constitution.
It’s time to add a RIGHT-TO-VOTE AMENDMENT to
the U.S. CONSTITUTION
The U.S. has a “states’ rights and local control” voting system. And since voting is a state right, with virtually no enforceable national standards, we have ended up with multiple and varied election systems in the 50 states (plus DC), 3,143 counties (or county equivalents), 13,000 local voting jurisdictions and 186,000 precincts, all organized on what amounts to a “separate and unequal” voting system, controlled and managed by local election officials.
A constitutional amendment has been introduced in the House of Representatives:
Explore our site and learn about the issue. Then sign the petition to support the amendment to give all Americans a constitutional right to vote.
A “right-to-vote” constitutional amendment is:
|non-partisan||not Democratic, Republican or independent|
|non-ideological||not liberal or conservative|
|non-programmatic||it doesn’t require one to support or oppose any particular policy or legislative programs(s) in order to fulfill the amendment|
|non-special interest||it’s application is not limited to minorities, women, labor, businesspersons, lesbians and gays or any other special interest group.|
It applies to and benefits all Americans!