Tell Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act

The 2016 presidential election will be historic: It will be the first presidential election since 1965 in which all Americans won't be fully protected from voting discrimination. That's why voters who care about democracy need your help.

In 2013, the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby v. Holder weakened the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by allowing states with a long history of voter suppression and race-based discrimination to change their voting laws without clearing them through the Department of Justice. This is unacceptable. Restoring the Voting Rights Act will fix this problem.

Voter suppression laws disproportionately impact people of color and young people.

The history of our country shows that we are better off when more people have a voice in our political process — we should be passing laws that make it easier to vote, not harder. Tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.

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Restore the Voting Rights Act

To:  [Decision Makers]

I urge you to restore the Voting Rights Act.

Congress has the opportunity to fully restore the VRA and outlaw any new voter discrimination laws targeting communities of color and young people. It would also require states with a history of suppressive voting laws to seek approval from the Department of Justice before changing their voting requirements, as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 intended.

In 2013, the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby v. Holder weakened the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by allowing states with a history of voter suppression to no longer clear changes to their voting laws with the Justice Department. This is absolutely unacceptable. Please support fully restoring the Voting Rights Act to ensure that all Americans will be able to cast their ballots free from the burden of discrimination.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]