Right now, Congress has a chance to stop state efforts designed to block citizens from voting. By passing legislation to restore the full strength of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Congress can protect the right to vote, particularly for communities of color. We need your help to make sure Congress seizes this important opportunity to restore voting rights.
This legislation will, among other things, restore the essential portion of the Voting Rights Act that blocks discriminatory voting policies before they go into effect and put a transparent process in place that protects everyone’s freedom to vote. More than 400 anti-voter bills have been introduced, and there are currently 30 state laws on the books that suppress the vote with policies that make mail voting and early voting more difficult, impose unnecessary voter ID requirements or make faulty voter purges more likely.
A majority of Americans of all parties support policies that allow every voter safe and equitable access to the ballot box. Voting rights for all should not be a partisan issue. The Voting Rights Act has a long history of bipartisan support. Since its initial passage, the law has been reauthorized four times by bipartisan majorities in Congress and signed into law by both Republican and Democratic presidents.
It’s time for Congress to act to make our democracy whole again. Contact Congress now and tell them to vote in favor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!
Our democracy doesn’t work unless each and every one of us has the freedom to participate. No matter who we are or where we live, we all deserve an equal opportunity to make our voice heard. Thank you for standing up for the sacred right to vote.