Congress: Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act
Update (August 2016): Five sweeping victories for voting rights! The courts just ruled that North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Dakota, and Texas must remove discriminatory restrictions that silence voters of color.
With restrictions still in place in 12 other states, we need to keep the pressure up to ensure everyone has a say this election year. Tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act protections gutted by the Supreme Court.
In 2013, the Supreme Court crippled one of the most effective protections for the right to vote — the Voting Rights Act — a historic law passed in 1965 to curb race-based voter discrimination and guarantee all Americans the equal right to vote.
Everyone should have a say in our democracy. But without the robust protections of the Voting Rights Act, new state and local laws are creating a chaotic election landscape that confuses voters and election officials alike.
During the 2016 presidential primary elections, people across the country were denied the right to vote and removed from voting rolls. We cannot let this be the first presidential election in 50 years without full protections for voters of color.
The good news is that Congress still has time to pass the bipartisan Voting Rights Advancement Act. This new, flexible, and forward-looking set of protections will repair much of the damage done by the Supreme Court. And it will provide modern, flexible protections to combat voter discrimination across the country.
Sign today and send a clear message to Congress — it’s time to stop unchecked discrimination at the polls.