This spring, SCOTUS will hear a case regarding Alabama's racially drawn districts. If they uphold these districts, it could be a devastating blow to our voting rights and our democracy.
But as John Lewis said, "I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us."
Neither are we. State and local elected officials have a TON of power to secure, expand, and protect voting rights. PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS
Diverse young progressives around the country — including some fierce Run for Something alums — are already doing the work:
🗳In Minnesota, Cedrick Frazier was the chief author of a bill that restores voting rights to people still on parole on probation.
🗳Gabriella Cazáres-Kelly, Pima County Recorder and the first Native American to hold elected office in Pima County, has been expanding voting services to rural and Tribal communities and working to enfranchise college students and people with felonies.
🗳In California, voters could decide to reinstate voting rights to people in prison on felony convictions under a newly proposed constitutional amendment.
🗳 And who can forget that powerful moment nearly two years ago when Texas Democrats staged a walkout in protest led by RFS alum Jasmine Crockett, James Talrico & Erin Zwiener, killing one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country? HELP PROTECT YOUR VOTE
With more diverse young progressives in state and local offices, we can protect and expand voting rights everywhere, from the deepest red to the deepest blue states.
Let's do this,
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