Sign AB 918: California Voting for All Act

Gov. Jerry Brown

This action is co-sponsored with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California.

We’re so close to victory! AB 918, the California Voting for All Act, is on the Governor’s desk waiting to be signed. If AB 918 becomes law, California will be the nationwide leader on language access in elections, ensuring all eligible voters in our immigrant communities will be able to vote with confidence and be full members of  our democracy.

There are 6.8 million limited-English speaking people in California. That population is disproportionately Asian Americans and Latinos, two communities that vote at much lower rates than the state’s electorate at large. Changing the rules to help these voters find the support they need when voting is a big step to building a California electorate the reflects the full diversity of our state.

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Though state law does try to provide some things that could help limited-English speaking California voters – like the “facsimile ballot,” a translated mock-up of the official ballot – they are not well-publicized and often aren’t made available at all. As a result, many voters don’t even know they exist. AB 918 uses a range of common sense best practices to significantly expand the assistance limited-English speaking voters in California will get when casting their ballot.

In the current political climate, when immigrant communities are in the crosshairs of the federal government, California – the state with more immigrants than any other – has a real opportunity to take a stand and say immigrants belong. The California Voting for All Act would be a statement that California believes our democracy is better when we all participate.

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To: Gov. Jerry Brown
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We’re so close to victory! AB 918, the California Voting for All Act, is on the Governor’s desk waiting to be signed. If AB 918 becomes law, California will be the nationwide leader on language access in elections, ensuring all eligible voters in our immigrant communities will be able to vote with confidence and be full members of our democracy.

There are 6.8 million limited English proficient people in California, disproportionately Asian Americans and Latinos. And they vote at a much lower rate than any other group. Changing the rules to help these voters find the support they need when voting is a big step to building a California electorate the reflects the full diversity of our state. Though state law does try to provide some things that could help limited-English speaking California voters – like the “facsimile ballot,” a translated mock-up of the official ballot – they are not well-publicized and often aren’t made available at all. As a result, many voters don’t even know they exist.

In the current political climate, when immigrant communities are in the crosshairs of the federal government, California – the state with more immigrants than any other – has a real opportunity to take a stand and say immigrants belong. The California Voting for All Act would be a statement that California believes our democracy is better when we all participate.