With less than a month away from Election Day — and millions of Americans already early voting — the widespread presence of guns at polling places, as well as armed groups aiming to intimidate voters, is a grave threat to our human right to participate in political processes free from discrimination and violence.
Our own president recently suggested sending armed law enforcement to the polls, and one senior administration official urged the public to “buy ammunition” in the lead up to the election.
It is crucial that voters and poll workers can vote and work in safety. Demand that your governor ban guns at and near polling locations.
These precautionary measures would protect millions of voters — as well as tens of thousands of poll workers, who will be putting themselves at great risk already by volunteering to work in a crowded environment during a pandemic.
Take action now: Your governor needs to know where you stand on this.