Voting Rights are Human Rights -
Start: Tuesday, August 06, 2019•11:30 AM
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. Voting Rights advocates around the country will hold events to educate the public impact of the Shelby decision, and demand that Congress restore the voting rights protections in the Voting Rights Act.
Help ensure that every person has a voice regardless of the color of their skin by taking a part in this national action. Sign up to host or attend a VRA Vigil near you!