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Protect Our Voting Rights
Sign this petition to demand that Congress take action to protect Voting Rights for historically disenfranchised communities.
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (S.4263), which was introduced in the U.S. Senate in July 2020 and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last December as the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R.4), is critical to protecting Voting Rights especially for communities that continue to be disenfranchised by targeted voter suppression and discrimination. Call Congress today to urge action!
Why is this important?
Specifically, this legislation will:
● Require adequate transparency and approval around voting changes, including any attempts to deny voting rights or impose overtly stringent requirements for voters.
● Strengthen federal oversight and accountability around proposed changes to election procedures, particularly around specific measures and in specific jurisdictions that have a record of voter suppression.
● Grant the Attorney General authority to request federal observers be placed where racist threats to voting are prevalent.
● Ensure that “racial minority groups, language minority groups, or minority groups on Indian land” are not prevented from voting due to practices such as changing boundaries, voting locations or voter registration rolls.
A recent Intersections of Our Lives poll shows that women of color voted at historic levels in the 2018 midterm election. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said the stakes were too high not to vote. Yet, 25 percent of Black, Latina, and Asian American and Pacific Islander women voters said they did not think their vote was counted accurately. Our democracy and our ability to influence decision-making that impacts our bodies, lives and families is fundamentally threatened when we are not all able to participate in the democratic process.
#ProtectTheVote by signing this petition to show your support for voting rights. Urge Congress to take action to stop voter suppression. Call or email your Congressional leaders today, and let them know that you support the passing of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!