Tell Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law 1965 he called the day ''a triumph for freedom". The VRA outlawed discrimination in the voting booth, regardless of race or language, and is a cornerstone piece of legislation ensuring every American has the right to vote.
Unfortunately, the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder, overturned an essential provision of the VRA which has led to countless attacks on the voting rights of Americans.
Congress currently has before it various proposals to restore the Voting Rights Act but has taken no action in spite of mounting evidence of voter discrimination. Every day that Congress fails to act Americans are at risk of finding new barriers at the polls.
As voters across the country prepare to vote in this year’s critical midterm elections, we will not remain silent as the voting rights of Americans remain at risk. Join us as we tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.