Stand Up for Voting Rights

Start: Tuesday, August 06, 201912:00 PM

Location:Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse300 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25311

Host Contact Info: julie@wvoter-owned.org

Born out of the March on Selma, the Voting Rights Act was created to protect each person's right to vote. While the Act was successful for decade, it was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013 in the disastrous Shelby County v. Holder decision.

Six years later and we're seeing discriminatory voting laws emerge across the country - including voter ID laws, voter purges, and gerrymandering - all of which are infringing on the right to vote and suppressing the voices of entire communities.

On Tuesday, August 6th, Democracy activists are taking action. Representatives of the WV Citizens for Clean Elections (WVCCE) coalition and their allies will hold a press conference to mark the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and to call on Congress to restore the protections in the VRA and ensure that every eligible voter can make their voice heard free from discrimination.

Help ensure that every person has a voice regardless of the color of their skin by taking a part in this national action. Join us to stand up for voting rights or sign up to host or attend a VRA event near you!