Vote for Human Rights 2020

Vote for Human Rights

Resources to educate for active participation in local, state, and federal elections.

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Where is it Declared We Have the Human Right to Vote?

UDHR Article 21: Right to Participate in Government and in Free Elections

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Fast Facts About Voting in the U.S.

The Youth Vote 

  • 47 million 18- to 29-year-olds are eligible to vote in the 2020 election. (VOA News)
    • 18-21-year-olds were responsible for 4% of all votes cast in the 2018 midterm elections. They totaled 4.5 million votes, which was 30% of eligible voters in that age group. (Pew Research Center)
  • As of July 3, 2020, 2.65 million (12.66%) of California registered voters are 18-25-years-old. (CA Secretary of State)
  • More than 500,000 California 16- and 17-year-olds have taken advantage of voter pre-registration since the program launched in fall 2016. Their voter registration will automatically activate when they turn 18. (CA Secretary of State)
    • 287,283 of California’s pre-registered students have “aged-up” and are now registered voters as of December 30, 2019. (CA Secretary of State)
  • 125,902 Los Angeles County 16- and 17-year-olds are pre-registered to vote as of February 2020. (CA Secretary of State)

General Electorate

  • A record 20.9 million people in California are registered to vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. That’s 83.5% of eligible residents. (ABC News)
  • More than 211 million persons were registered to vote in the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections, an increase of 11% over the 2014 midterm elections. More than 120 million Americans voted in the 2018 midterm elections, a turnout rate of 52%. (Election Administration and Voting Survey)

Freedom Summer” Documentary (Click to watch trailer, 3:36)

Take Action

Get Registered to Vote

Become a Poll Worker

Resources for Voters

Get Out The Youth Vote!


Voter Suppression

Photo by Michael Fleshman/CC BY-SA 2.0 (FLICKR)

Voter Registration, ID Laws and Roll Purges

Voter Intimidation

Felony Disenfranchisement


Voting During Covid-19

Why are so many voting-age Americans not voting?



Educator’s Portal

For educators interested in teaching students about their human right to vote, HREUSA, Teaching Tolerance and PBS have created free lesson plans and resources:

Additional resources coming soon!

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