Restore the Voting Rights Act

Last year the Supreme Court’s 5–4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Before this ruling, Section 5 mandated that states with a history of racial discrimination seek “preclearance" to make any changes to voting procedures. Section 5 was extremely effective at ensuring that discriminatory voting procedures weren't implemented. Now, individuals in these states are susceptible to an increased chance of discrimination when trying to head to the polls.

While Section 5 was weakened, it was not struck down—that is important. Congress has the authority and the responsibility to come up with a new preclearance formula. Urge Congress to restore strength to the Voting Rights Act!
To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Congress can and must act without delay to strengthen the Voting Rights Act in the wake of Shelby County v. Holder. Please do your part and support legislation to make sure the Voting Rights Act continues to be an important and effective tool in protecting the right to vote.

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