In addition to the NewDEAL Leaders on the front lines of redistricting battles, many NewDEALers are working in other ways to mobilize and empower voters. Andrew Gillum’s work in Florida is investing heavily in registering new voters, while Stacey Abrams battles voter suppression nationwide with her new organization Fair Fight Action. Some NewDEAL Leaders are working to mobilize younger voters, like through California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s pre-registration drive for 16- and 17-year-olds, which pre-registered 200,000 Californian teens last year. Legislation pushed by Nevada House Speaker Jason Frierson includes provisions like same-day voter registration, and Hawaii has moved to statewide all-mail voting as the result of legislation sponsored by House Speaker Scott Saiki. Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, is streamlining the process to get citizens registered to vote in local and statewide elections.
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