URGE SENATORS TO PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT H.R. 4
SITUATION: The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would restore critical elements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were gutted by a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2013 – a decision which has allowed states to engage in such racism-fueled voter suppression with impunity.
The attempts to disenfranchise Black and Brown voters in this last election were egregious – from attacks on vote by mail to cuts to early voting periods to unnecessary ID requirements. This bill specifies that jurisdictions engaging in discriminatory thresholds regarding racial minority groups, language minority groups, or minority groups on Indian land, must preclear (be approved by the Dept. of Justice) before changing certain practices, including changes to methods of election, changes to jurisdiction boundaries, redistricting, changes to voting locations and opportunities, and changes to voter registration list maintenance.
ACTION: Contact your senators and urge them to pass the VRAA, HR 4 now!
Contact those listed below and your own Senators.
|Senator Alex Padilla||202 224-3553||https://www.padilla.senate.gov/|
|Senator Dianne Feinstein||202 224-3841||415 393-0707||https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me|
|Sen. Chuck Schumer||202-224-6542||212-486-4430||https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck|
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