The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State is the only organization dedicated to electing and protecting Democratic Secretaries of States.
Republican secretaries of state are helping Donald Trump wage a Jim Crow-style assault on our voting rights that targets, students, seniors, and people of color with what a federal court called “surgical precision.”
Prior to the 2018 election, Republicans occupied the office of Secretary of State in 29 states, while Democrats held only 19. This emboldened Republican Secretaries of State to advance a voter suppression agenda and turn back the clock on voting rights. Republican leaders have also failed to responsibly invest in election infrastructure modernization to combat the growing threats, both foreign and domestic.
When you support DASS you’re helping to flip Secretary of State offices into Democratic hands and restore the right to vote.
It’s time to get Jim Crow back in the history books and out of our elections.
What is a Secretary of State?
The Secretary of State, in most states, serves as the Chief Elections Officer and is responsible for voter registration, maintaining voter rolls, and administering elections.
At a time when voter suppression, gerrymandering, and voter purges are running rampant through Republican-controlled legislatures, Democratic Secretaries of State are uniquely positioned to act as a firewall to safeguard voting rights.