Sign the petition: We must act immediately to protect the right to vote for everyone
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates for voter suppression efforts across the country. States and municipalities have closed thousands of polling locations, purged voter rolls, and pushed gerrymandering to unconstitutional levels.
We continually witness voter suppression. As recently as the 2018 midterm elections, 53,000 voter registrations were put on hold in Georgia, nearly 70 percent of which belonged to black voters, and North Carolina’s 2018 midterm election had nearly 20% fewer early voting locations than there were in 2014.
This is a gross injustice and highlights just how urgent it is that we act to protect voting rights!
In December, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act -- legislation that would update the Voting Rights Act for the first time since it was last reauthorized in 2006. This legislation will now go before the Senate.
The Voting Rights Advancement Act would establish a new formula to determine which states and localities must receive preclearance from the Department of Justice before making changes to their election laws and procedures.
We must ensure protection for every citizen’s right to vote. We cannot let voting rights erode any further.
Sign the petition: Support the Voting Rights Advancement Act and ensure the inalienable right to vote for EVERYONE.Participating Organizations: