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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Sign to support restoring the Voting Rights Act
Our voting rights are under attack. A provision under the Voting Rights Act was tossed by the Supreme Court in 2013, permitting states to change their election laws without advance federal approval.
Since then, abuses and restrictions to voting rights have been widespread. We witnessed voter suppression during the 2018 midterm elections across several state elections. In Georgia, 53,000 voter registrations were put on hold, nearly 70 percent of which belonged to black voters. North Carolina’s 2018 midterm election had nearly 20% fewer early voting locations than there were in 2014.
This is a gross injustice and highlights just how urgent it is that we act to protect voting rights!.
This past February, Black History Month, Congressional Democrats introduced legislations The Voting Rights Advancement Act Of 2019 to restore that provision of the Voting Rights Act. We need citizen co-sponsors to build grassroots support to help pass this crucial legislation.