Lift Every Voice: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Electoral Reform

This report, approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recommends ways to strengthen "small d" democratic promise and practice in the political life of the United States based on principles of Reformed Christianity. Presbyterian political scientists, ethicists and others studied why so many Americans do not vote, despite the 2007 renewal of Voting Rights Act protections against racial discrimination. Remedies include voting machine paper trails, non-partisan election commissions, re-enfranchising former felons, D.C. voting rights, weekend and instant-run-off voting and innovative structural improvements.

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