Call On Congress - #RestoreTheVRA
This week marks 6 years since Shelby County v. Holder, a case that rocked the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and opened up a path for the shameful voter suppression tactics of the modern era.
And while over the years many states have only come up with new duplicitous ways to block our ballot box access, in the time since that 2013 case before the Supreme Court there have been many efforts to protect the vote and to fight for voter rights. So many grassroots groups and citizens have joined the call to defend #OurVote.
TPAN in particular came into being specifically to fight for Texas voters and Our Vote Texas is taking shape as a grassroots voice for voter rights advocacy.
This alone isn’t enough. We need Congress to do their job and fight for voters too.
Take action today to contact our lawmakers and urge them to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4 / S. 561)!
We’re elevating this call to action from the League of Women Voters — see below:
Call your members of Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them that our democracy needs a fully restored Voting Rights Act today. You can also use the system linked at the button below to send an email to their office.
Be polite, identify yourself, and let them know where you live. You can use the following talking points.
Please support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4 / S. 561)
6 years ago the Supreme Court’s Shelby County decision made it easier for states to adopt practices that discriminate against voters of color and language minority voters
It should be easier to vote in this country, not harder
It’s time for Congress to fulfill its constitutional obligations to eradicate voting discrimination