Step Up for Advancing Voting Rights

10 steps provided by Spread The Vote

Advancing voting rights is one of the most important civil rights battles of our time. It’s a complex issue that affects every American citizen, but especially our country’s most marginalized communities. Each state also sets their own election laws, which means that voting rights advocacy looks different in Mississippi than it does in Michigan. With so much information and so much work to do, it can be hard to know where to begin, but everyone is capable of making a difference. After you’ve registered to vote yourself (do so at if you haven’t yet), here are 10 steps you can take to help everyone in your community exercise their right to vote.

Organize a voter registration drive on your college campus or in your community.

It’s easier than you think! Rock The Vote has a great guide to getting started. You can also reach out to a local organization for help with your drive. 


Write an op-ed or letter to the editor, and send it to your school’s publications or local paper.

Both print and internet news sources are full of great examples.