Sunday, August 06, 2017
re: the Voting Rights Act (add your name)
Today is the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but Trump and Republicans at every level continue to target our right to vote.
Commit to standing with Democrats who will fight to protect our voting rights:
On this day 52 years ago, during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, enshrining the right to vote as the most fundamental right in our democracy.
Nearly fifty years later, the Supreme Court struck down some of the VRA's most important protections -- and Republicans jumped at the chance to limit access to the ballot box.
Our right to vote is under attack right now, more so than it has been in decades. Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Kris Kobach -- the architect of some of the GOP's most extreme voting restrictions -- have embarked on a campaign to take those restrictions nationwide. They've created a "voter fraud" commission which has the sole purpose of inventing new ways to prevent American citizens from making our voices heard at the ballot box. It's disgraceful. It's un-American.
As Democrats, we won't rest until we've restored the Voting Rights Act and reversed the GOP's efforts to subvert our most important right.
Add your name today and commit to this fight. Say you'll do everything you can to protect the right to vote for everyone:
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