Even in the arsenal of tools by which the entrenched power elite ensure that they remain unaccountable to voters, legislative attempts to make voting less accessible and more difficult are especially egregious. Voter ID laws that disproportionately affect people of color and the erection of other barriers to voting have to be called what they are: political oppression. America was established in a rebellion to end political oppression by a distant king; we must not allow it to flourish as a domestic invention.
Voting should be the easiest of all civic responsibilities. I would support legislation that automatically registers eligible voters unless they specifically opt-out (Oregon state does this, and it isn’t difficult), expands voting hours and availability (by early voting, ballot by mail, and other services), and makes election day a national holiday.