Voting Rights

Voting Rights Advancement Act
Anti-Discrimination Laws
Voter ID

Voter suppression is real

We support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned discriminatory practices—like literacy tests, poll taxes, intimidation, threats, and violence—and extended voting protections to millions of racial, ethnic, and language minority citizens.
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In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in its Shelby County v. Holder ruling.
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Twenty-five states have imposed new restrictions ranging from strict photo ID requirements to early voting cutbacks to making it harder to register to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
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This past July, the US Supreme Court further limited the Voting Rights Act in its Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee decision by making it more difficult to challenge discriminatory voting laws.
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The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 would require states and localities with a history of voter discrimination to get approval from the U.S. Department of Justice before changing their election laws.
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As efforts to suppress the vote continue—for example, through measures to deter student voting or limit absentee ballots—the need for protections persists.

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Bills in Congress

The legislation will protect our votes, take steps to prevent discrimination against voters of color, stop partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of dark money in politics

A bill to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes.

A bill which would help protect the freedom to vote and ensure elections are safe and accessible.

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