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.
We have good news: Thanks to your calls, Congress just passed a COVID-19 relief package that includes $400 million to help states prepare for the 2020 election by expanding vote-by-mail, early voting, and online voter registration.
Securing this funding is yet another example of our power as grassroots activists. We stood up to protect the foundation of our democracy — free and fair elections — and won.