You don’t need a Ph.D. in political science to know that Florida could decide the election this November.
The national media? They completely ignored it.
Not us. We broke the news that HUNDREDS of fully eligible U.S. citizens, mostly Democrats and Latinos, were being improperly targeted. We even identified two 91-year-old WWII vets who were about to have their voting rights stripped.
It’s not just Florida. We need to raise $30,000 by Monday to expand our coverage to other critical swing states where voting rights are under attack—Ohio, Colorado, and Virginia.
After ThinkProgress took the lead, the national media started paying attention. Our reporting was cited extensively on cable news networks like MSNBC and precipitated a powerful editorial in The New York Times.
Late last week, following extensive reporting throughout Florida by ThinkProgress, the Justice Department sent Rick Scott a letter declaring the purge illegal and demanding he put a stop to it.
We are making a difference.
But we can’t stop with Florida. This election, and our democracy, are just too important. We need researchers and reporters on the ground right now, reporting the truth.