Calling all lawmakers: vote like OUR rights depend on it

Our colleagues at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office created scorecards to evaluate how members of congress voted on key civil liberties and civil rights bills from January 2017 until May 2018. The scorecard gives each member an overall percentage to represent how often a particular congressperson voted in line with the ACLU.

Not one Ohio congressperson scored 100%, which means all of them have room for improvement. Put your US Representative’s commitment to the test. Can they promise to protect LGBT rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights if they’re re-elected?

We’ve been encouraging you to “vote like your rights depend on it,” but when will our elected officials vote like OUR rights depend on it? These scores speak for themselves. 7 of the 15 Ohio Legislators we evaluated received less than a 10% rating from the ACLU. Only 4 of the 15 have a track record above 50%.

We all deserve a civil liberties champion.

Candidates often take advantage of election season to get in touch with voters. Let’s also seize this opportunity to send them a message: we’ve read your scorecard AND we’re voting in November.

Hold your elected officials accountable!

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Your commitment to civil liberties matters

As your constituent, I urge you to lead with social justice principles when you cast future votes in the U.S. House of Representatives. I ask for your commitment to civil liberties and civil rights in the next session of congress.

The way you vote in D.C. affects our lives in Ohio. I’m calling on you to protect our democracy, expand our rights, end discrimination, and fight for my future.


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