Most renters are not registered to vote. Underpaid work and poor economic conditions cause about half of all renters to move every year. As more jobs are exported, more Americans are forced to move in order to find work. Most renters have no stability, no healthcare and often no future.
Although renters may not be registered to vote, when they do register, surveys show they vote heavily for progressive or Democratic candidates.
Over a third of Americans are renters. About 80 million Americans are eligible but not registered to vote. Almost all are renters.
Register Renters has been tested in Colorado, where 85% of new registrants voted. Our thousand volunteers helped elect a Democratic legislature, two congressmen, a senator and new party leadership.
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