Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to fight attempts to discriminate against voters, but today a faction of elected representatives refuses to pass laws to protect our freedom to vote. Certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions in recent years have done more harm than good.
Many states are silencing the voices of Black, Brown, Indigenous, young, elderly, and disabled voters.
Congress must pass laws to ensure that every American can safely and freely cast their ballot, building on our legacy of expanding access to voting and welcoming all voices.
“Voter suppression directly impacts the issues most vital to the health and welfare of our nation’s children, such as public education, health care, and affordable housing.”