It’s been 53 years since the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was signed into law by President Johnson. And it’s been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted essential provisions in the law in the decision of Shelby County v. Holder that has led to countless attacks on the voting rights of Americans. Now is the time to put those protections back in place.
Will you stand with us and tell Congress to protect our right to vote?
Since the decision in Shelby v. Holder, millions of voters have been purged from the voter rolls across the country. Legislatures in states across the country have also worked to establish institutional obstacles at the voting booth by placing restrictions on early voting, minimizing polling locations in underrepresented communities and mandating discriminatory voter photo ID requirements.
At the same time, special interest, dark money groups are pouring cash into our elections, drowning out the voices of voters everywhere. They’re finding candidates to elect who will push their shady agendas to threaten public health and safety. And that’s not even scratching the surface of dark money’s influence: Reproductive rights, gender equity, climate change, workers’ rights, health care and more are all under attack.
Right now, we are working with our partners to recruit 100,000 activists to stand up and demand Congress take action to protect every vote.
Congress must safeguard our elections: End gerrymandering, fix our campaign finance system and prevent the corrupting influence of dark money groups. Our future is at stake – and your voice is more important than ever before.
Demand action! Add your name to tell Congress to protect our right to vote!