To put it simply, if we don’t have a healthy democracy, we can’t expect to have a healthy environment. Any system that shuts out the voices of those who are on the front lines of the worst abuses by corporate polluters and the worst effects of the climate crisis is shutting out the voices of those who need to be heard the most in the effort to protect our air, water, and climate. Yet, for a few years, there has been a dangerous trend of legislation in states across the country that puts up new barriers to the right to vote that threaten to sideline low-income voters, communities of color, young people, and seniors. We’ve seen restrictive voter suppression bills pop up from Texas to Wisconsin to Florida. But, now, there is good news and some evidence that the tide may be turning.