Restore the Voting Rights Act and End Voter Suppression
Fifty-five years have passed since the signing of the Voting Rights Act. This law was a reckoning with our nation’s long history of Black disenfranchisement, it provided states with guidance for implementation and protection of the 15th amendment, and was intended to be a culmination of the work of the Civil Rights era, and the beginning of a true representative democracy.
It has been under attack ever since.
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted one of the most important provisions of the VRA– holding states accountable for accessible, equitable voting. As a result, BIPOC voters across the country today face some of the most volatile voting restrictions since the Jim Crow era. Gerrymandering, unclear voter ID laws, purging of voter rolls, and closed polling locations persist in more than 25 states. All of these intentional and targeted voter suppression tactics have disproportionately affected communities of color, impacting their access to the ballot box.
Today, in the midst of a modern Civil Rights movement, young people continue to lead the fight for one of the most basic rights guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to cast a vote unencumbered. Fill out the form below to tell your Senators it’s time to restore the full protections of the VRA, end voter suppression, and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!