"Bloody Sunday" Selma, Alabama, 1965: Activist John Lewis led peaceful Black demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a march for voting rights. Met with violent and armed state troopers, protesters refused to fight back, even as the troopers beat them with clubs, whips, and barbed wire. Lewis' skull was fractured, but several months later, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
These hard-fought protections stood firm until 2013, when the right-leaning Supreme Court gutted the Act. Since then, the GOP has passed a crushing wave of racist voter restriction laws.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA, 1987-2020) died last year after a lifetime of fighting for equal rights, but his work isn't done.
Add your name to demand the Senate passes the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, restoring the protections of the original Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The act restores key elements removed by the Supreme Court ruling. If passed, the GOP's favorite voter suppression tactics will have oversight again: restrictive voter I.D. laws, reducing multilingual voting materials, and (Georgia's latest) shutting down Sunday voting to block Black churches from organizing their congregations.
To preserve our democracy, we MUST restore voting protections.
Sign here to tell the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!