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A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box

Despite our successes in broadening access to the franchise over the past 200 years, troubling disparities in participation—including a large gap based on income—remain.

In a recent article for Yes! Magazine our friends at Demos, Lisa Danetz and Scott Novakowski, look at how to bring low-income citizens into the political process this fall.

Their conclusion is surprisingly simple: by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs, we can add millions of voices to democratic decision-making.

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