The Right to Vote is Under Attack

clee May 14, 2014 1

The right to vote is under attack across the country. If we don’t act now, many Americans will head to the polls without crucial protections from discrimination that ensure their right to vote this November.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Last year, the Supreme Court handed down a shameful decision in Shelby County v. Holder decimating a cornerstone of civil rights legislation, the Voting Rights Act.

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For almost 50 years, the Voting Rights Act protected minorities against discrimination at the polls by blocking over 1,500 restrictive voting laws. Earlier this year, the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 was introduced in both the House and Senate to restore and update crucial protections for voters before the November elections.

The Voting Rights Amendment Act would update protections and provide a flexible, forward-looking set of protections to protect against discrimination and unfair limits on voting based on one’s race.

As civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said — “The right to vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool the people have in a democratic society.”

We must protect the right to vote for all Americans. Take action to support the Voting Right Amendment Act of 2014. »

One Comment »

  1. disqus_OBJ1nn7cwY June 18, 2014 at 11:27 am - Reply

    The right to vote is not under attack. What is under attack is voter fraud. How many non-citizens have voted? how many people voted more than once?

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