Most of us believe that every American deserves an equal voice and equal say in our democracy, no matter where they live. But because of the Electoral College, we do not choose our presidents based on who wins the most votes, but on who wins a small number of critical swing states.
Throughout his 30+ years in Congress, John Lewis championed voting rights and protections for all Americans and fought discrimination targeted at Black Americans. One of the best ways we can honor his legacy of activism and public service is by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
With the passage of automatic voter registration, New York is on its way to increasing voter participation and elevating the voices of the state’s working families.
November might feel like a lifetime away, but when our goal is to get 10 million letters prepped to send out to unlikely voters before Election Day, it feels like no time at all. We’ve got 2 million letters at the ready but there’s still so much more to be done. Can we count on you to pitch in? Click here to learn more.
If lawmakers are serious about combating systemic racism and living up to the ideals our country was founded on, they must restore the Voting Rights Act. Without this crucial safeguard against voter suppression, voters all across the country will continue to face racially discriminatory obstacles to voting.