The US House of Representatives understood the urgency to restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and came back during their recess in August to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA). It is time for the Senate to follow their lead and protect the freedom to vote.
Every day, the rights of Americans to vote are under attack. We need a fully empowered VRA to defend our democracy. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is vitally needed to fully restore the Voting Rights Act and ensure that discriminatory voting policies are stopped in their tracks.
Now is the time to raise your voice. Call on your senators* to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Together, the Shelby County v. Holder and Brnovich v DNC decisions rolled back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, gutting it of its ability to provide oversight and accountability against anti-voter tactics. As a result, the bedrock of America’s democracy is being demolished.
The JLVRAA stands to protect the freedom to vote in America. Access to the ballot box is not about politics; it’s about justice and equality. All Americans deserve equal access to the vote.
Do not underestimate your power to effect change.
Tell your senators* to protect the freedom to vote of their constituents and support the passage of the JLVRAA.
Our democracy cannot wait any longer.