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Voters’ Rights—Center Stage in Arizona, Across the Nation

Voters’ Rights—Center Stage in Arizona, Across the Nation

Going door to door in a Phoenix neighborhood to register voters, Mari Yepez, a canvasser with UNITEHERE!, met a man who told her he didn’t believe in voting. Yepez, a student at Arizona State University who has worked with the union to mobilize residents around such issues as the state’s harsh immigration law and the struggle to find good jobs, shared with him how she had come to realize the importance of voting.

“We as a community have to come together to make this happen,” Yepez told him. “Imagine what we could do if we all joined together.”

The man ultimately not only registered to vote but was enthusiastic about going to the polls in November.

With tea party politicians attacking voting rights in states throughout the country, Yepez and other volunteers across the nation are trying to make sure every eligible voter can cast a ballot and that every vote will be counted. Together with community groups, unions and the AFL-CIO, these volunteers are making every vote count.

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