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Tell senators to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Educators rally to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act, key portions of which were invalidated in 2013 by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder. Recent primary elections in Wisconsin and Georgia were riddled with problems—polling place closures, long lines with hours-long waits, unfulfilled absentee ballot requests, and machine breakdowns—that could have been avoided if we had the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

The Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), a direct response to Shelby v. Holder, was recently reintroduced as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Lewis, the first Black lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, helped lead the historic 1965 march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, that led to the passage and signing of the Voting Rights Act. The House passed the VRAA in December 2019, after a dozen hearings documenting the continued persistence of racial discrimination in voting. Now, it’s up to the Senate.


Email your senators and tell them to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

18 responses to “Tell senators to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

  1. Everyone matters in this country & around the world.
    We are in a sorry state right now with how we treat other people & our environment.
    I hope we get it right in the near future for all of our sakes.
    God Bless Us All!!!

  2. It was time in 1963 but we got de-railed… RIP Mr. President Kennedy. In the Name of peace we need to march forward get the guns under control (Thanks for helping NRA) and tell the republicans you might be in the white house till November 3 but we have a reckoning with you confederate flag lovers ……we don’t want you here.

  3. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

  4. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

    1. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

  5. Please act now to impeach these politicians that are trying to interfere with the democratic process. Everyone should have the ability to vote in a safe manner without all the obstacles that some politicians are trying to put in place to hinder everyone voting rights . This is something that John Lewis fought tirelessly for. Please pass the Voters Rights Advancement Act.

  6. It’s really time to inventory all those senators who supported Moscow Mitch and his impeachment abortion / miscarriage of justice: any senator who voted to retain Trump ought be cashiered and i don’t mean give them more cash i mean terminate their careers in our Senate — then you may have some meaningful action resuming in that body like a resumption of Voting Rights — and then look at impeaching Roberts, for false oathing felon Trump and Kavanaugh for lying to Congress

    1. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

    1. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

    1. Thanks for your support of The “Voting Right Advancement Act” in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a statesman who created “GOOD TROUBLE” with a legacy. This s most certainly a great way to honor his LIFE,LEGACY, TRADITIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

  7. Are we a third-world country? Then ALL votes must count and be counted! Down with Trump and his sycophants, up with democracy! How did we ever get to this point?

  8. Dear Senator,
    Please support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. It especially makes sense during this COVID 19 epidemic and getting people to vote.

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