Virus-Proofing the Vote: Democracy Funders Respond to COVID-19

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Inside Philanthropy
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In an election year marked by COVID-19, voting rights advocates will face more challenges around voting by mail, which has its own ways of getting suppressed. According to Jason Jaffery, chief development officer at the Campaign Legal Center, “A dramatic expansion of voting from home and early voting requires a massive and coordinated effort with substantial resources, since so many states are currently able to throw away absentee ballots for something as simple as the handwriting on a voter’s registration application.”

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