Tuesday, June 25, marked six years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision, which overturned an essential provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) . This has led to countless attacks on the voting rights of Americans.
Over the past six years since Shelby County v. Holder, states and localities have used every tool available to make voting harder. States have worked to roll back hours for early voting, purge voter rolls of qualified voters, and even pass strict voter photo ID laws that make it harder for people to register to vote.
But Congress can act today by moving the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4 / S. 561)!
Call your members of Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them that our democracy needs a fully restored Voting Rights Act today.
Be polite, identify yourself, and let them know where you live. You can also 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
Find your Congressional Representative. Here’s another way to find out how to contact your elected officials. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan are cosponsors of H.R. 4.
Contact Senator Tammy Baldwin, a cosponsor of S. 561.