The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy — it defines us as Americans and serves as the cornerstone of our liberty

It is a legacy passed down by our greatest leaders — a legacy which provides each one of us with a voice in the creation of a better Nation

It is the source of our power as citizens, our mightiest tool of social transformation, and the stabilizing tradition that confers legitimacy to our system of Government

Each year on National Voter Registration Day, we reaffirm our conviction that democracy only works when everyone can participate

From Seneca Falls, New York, to Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C. — and across America — ordinary people have organized to protest disenfranchisement and won

The efforts of these courageous women and men have led to the passage of landmark civil rights legislation like the Voting Rights Act

the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act, which extended the blessings of democracy to millions of citizens

Lately, however, those protections have been weakened by decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States

You can register by mail to vote in Pennsylvania by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office