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To: U.S. Congress
Stop silencing voters in Georgia & nationwide
Republicans in Georgia have passed an outrageous new bill that restricts the right to vote by mail, limits ballot drop-off sites -- and even makes it a misdemeanor to give food or water to someone who is in line to vote.
But this isn’t just happening in Georgia -- over 250 anti-voter bills have been introduced in dozens of states this year. Congress must put a stop to these appalling attacks on eligible voters by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Why is this important?
Republican legislators in states across the country are using Trump’s baseless, incendiary lies about the 2020 election to pass extreme anti-voter laws.
Laws that drastically cut early voting hours… laws that make it harder for eligible voters to cast an absentee ballot... and as we’ve now seen in Georgia, even laws that make it illegal to give snacks or water to those who are in line to vote. These restrictions are specifically designed to keep voters -- especially Black and Brown voters -- from the ballot box.
It’s blatant voter suppression. Republican lawmakers are angry that their party lost -- and now, they’re using widely-disproven conspiracy theories to try to make sure those who won’t vote for them can’t cast a ballot.
That is not how our country is supposed to work. Every eligible voter deserves to be heard in our democracy -- and have a say in the people and policies that impact their everyday lives.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- a landmark civil rights bill -- used to protect voters from this type of egregious voter suppression. But the Supreme Court gutted the law back in 2013, giving states a green light to take away our rights.
Congress must reverse this decision and put a stop to this wave of targeted attacks on voters by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act -- a new, updated Voting Rights Act that would protect voters in Georgia and nationwide. If you agree, add your name today.