Where we go now on voting rights

Lindsay Siler, BarackObama.com
2013-07-18 13:22:10
Friend -- The Supreme Court ruling last month to gut the Voting Rights Act was a disappointing setback. For most of us, it's pretty obvious that we need to do all we can to make sure all Americans can register and vote -- it's a basic right. Congress is in the midst of hearings to decide how they can put this important voting law back in place. Add your name to say you'll fight to protect the right to vote: my.barackobama.com/Voting-Rights-Act Since the Voting Rights Act was enacted in 1965, opponents of the law have claimed that voter discrimination has decreased, so the law was no longer necessary. Even though we've come a long way, there are still routine efforts from state legislators to make it harder for some people to vote -- usually minorities and low-income voters. We saw that in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling. Six states moved quickly to pass new laws to restrict access to the ballot. Join us and show your support as Congress works to put these critical voting protections back in place. Add your name to support voting rights today: my.barackobama.com/Voting-Rights-Act Thanks, Lindsay Lindsay Siler National Director of Issue Campaigns Organizing for Action
Organizing for Action
Friend --

The Supreme Court ruling last month to gut the Voting Rights Act was a disappointing setback.

For most of us, it's pretty obvious that we need to do all we can to make sure all Americans can register and vote -- it's a basic right.

Congress is in the midst of hearings to decide how they can put this important voting law back in place.

Add your name to say you'll fight to protect the right to vote.

Since the Voting Rights Act was enacted in 1965, opponents of the law have claimed that voter discrimination has decreased, so the law was no longer necessary.

Even though we've come a long way, there are still routine efforts from state legislators to make it harder for some people to vote -- usually minorities and low-income voters.

We saw that in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling. Six states moved quickly to pass new laws to restrict access to the ballot.

Join us and show your support as Congress works to put these critical voting protections back in place.

Add your name to support voting rights today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Voting-Rights-Act

Thanks,

Lindsay

Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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