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These philanthropists are donating 1% of their net worth to expand and protect the vote

28 Aug 2020

$40 million is already being distributed to national, state and local organizations.

Philanthropists are assembling significant sums to expand and protect voting rights ahead of an uncertain 2020 election. These benefactors have volunteered to donate at least 1% of their net worth or assets to invest in solidifying the infrastructure to help increase voter registration and turnout, defeat anti-voter suppression, and finance efforts relating to lawsuits that may spring up around mail-in voting. They’ll assist in infusing enthusiasm into young people and communities of color to turn out, and in protecting post offices and making sure polling places are effectively manned. As of August 27, the fund has reached $40 million of an ultimate goal of $100 million.

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