Biden administration allies are launching a “voting rights” initiative in partnership with President Joe Biden’s early initiative, Politico reported.
The nonprofit, which is related to, but not directly under the Biden administration, is being called Building Back Together and is headed by Bob Bauer who advised Biden during his presidential campaign and was part of the Obama administration White House counsel.
“A broad-based coalition is required to expose the serious and continuing disinformation about the 2020 election, and to defend against the use of that disinformation to advance wholly unjustified and all too often flatly illegal restrictions on access to the polls,” Bauer said in an announcement shared with POLITICO.
“We also need to stand behind the election administrators of both parties now under attack for their dedicated non-partisan service to voters.”
According to Rubén Lebrón, who will be the program’s voting rights director and the group’s public information, they plan to promote legislation that will “support pro-voter advocacy groups in analyzing and developing strategic responses to state election laws and practices.”
Building Back Together is also partnering with other organizations including Fair Fight — which is led by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams — the ACLU and Common Cause.
The nonprofit is slated to start with nine “initial priority states” including Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The one issue that conservatives and Democrats seem to agree on is that the last election was riddled with election problems.
While both sides believe they were at a disadvantage, they’re taking different approaches to dealing with the perceived problems with liberals largely attempting to recruit more voters and conservatives trying to litigate stricter voting verification laws.