Democrats are pivoting off a new report showing five million of their voters could be disenfranchised next year with a new multi-level attack aimed at new voter restriction laws across the country.
Starting Wednesday, the DSCC is going up with a online plan called the 2012 Election Protection Project, designed to “raise awareness and fight back against partisan attacks on voting rights.”
The program includes online tools and advertisements across several online platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Google. The ads direct visitors to online petitions.
Here’s what the sponsored tweets pushing the program look like:
Democrats (and voting rights advocates) have bemoaned the new laws across the country that experts say will make it harder for younger and minority voters (read: Democratic base) to cast ballots next year. Supporters of the laws say they’re preventing voter fraud, evidence of which is scarce at best in the past.
The DSCC has taken on these laws before. Back in August, the group asked the Dept. Of Justice to use its Civil Rights powers to stop a new law in Florida.