Protect our voting rights! Restore the VRA today.

United States Congress

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The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy -- but currently, it's in danger.

Every election, voters face discriminatory laws, needless barriers, and partisan dirty tricks throughout their journey to the ballot box. As a result, thousands of eligible Americans are denied a fair say in our democracy.

The Voting Rights Act (VRA), one of our nation’s proudest civil rights achievements, used to protect us from this sort of voter suppression. States and counties with a history of voting discrimination had to pre-approve any changes to their voting rules with the Department of Justice -- which stopped thousands of bad laws from taking effect.

But when the Supreme Court gutted that pre-clearance requirement with the Shelby County v. Holder decision in 2013, it invited opportunistic politicians to attack voters’ rights, passing new laws that would have never stood up to review, and making it harder for eligible Americans to have their votes counted.

Simply put, restricting a person’s vote is taking away their freedom. We must ensure that every eligible citizen has the ability to cast their vote, and that their vote will be accurately counted. Congress must use its legislative power to remedy the Supreme Court’s decision and pass a new, updated Voting Rights Act that protects every eligible American’s right to be heard.

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To: United States Congress
From: [Your Name]

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy -- but without the Voting Rights Act’s protections, Americans are at the mercy of vote-suppressing politicians. Congress must fight for every eligible voter and restore the Voting Rights Act now.