Friday, April 15, 2016
We're filing a lawsuit against Arizona. Here's why:
Today, we're filing a lawsuit against the state of Arizona.
Read on to learn more about it, and then say you'll help us fight to protect every vote:
Today, the Democratic National Committee, along with the Arizona Democratic Party, the Kirkpatrick for Senate campaign, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona.
On March 22nd, we watched as thousands of Arizonans were denied their right to vote -- the most fundamental right that we hold as Americans. And we decided to act now to ensure those same injustices won't be repeated in November.
Americans have died to protect this precious right, and we won't sit idly by now as the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act are violated. As Democrats, one of our central objectives is to ensure that Americans' values are reflected in our leaders -- and we do that by protecting, preserving, and expanding the right to vote. Every single eligible American deserves a voice in our electoral process, but last month, Arizona silenced thousands of voices.
So with this lawsuit, here's what we're asking the courts to do:
I'm asking you today to add your name and show the Republican leadership in Arizona, and Republicans across the country who aim to disenfranchise voters with cynical and downright offensive laws, that Democrats are fighting back:
Together, we're going to expand voting access, restore the Voting Rights Act, and ensure that the most basic and critical right we hold is protected.
National Director of Voter Expansion
Democratic National Committee