Sign the Pledge: Restore the Voting Rights Act!

 

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In response to a century of African Americans being denied their right to vote, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) on Aug. 6, 1965.

The act outlawed discriminatory practices and barriers to voting, like the poll tax and outright intimidation, harassment and physical violence, that were aimed at keeping African Americans from the ballot box.

But today, the voting rights of people of color continue to be under attack.  In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the VRA, even though burdensome requirements like voter ID laws still are making it difficult for people of color to vote.

As we celebrate the Voting Rights Act anniversary and the opportunities it created, let’s remember to continue fighting for the right to vote and the need to restore the VRA.

 

Restore the Voting Rights Act!  Click on the link below to sign the pledge in support. 

 

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