An open letter to the U.S. Congress

HR1 & John Lewis Voting Rights Act

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As you and fellow members of Congress mourn the passing of your House colleague, Representative John Lewis, I urge you to honor his memory with meaningful action by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act that passed as the Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House last year. Seven years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the original Voting Rights Act in its Shelby County v. Holder decision, paving the way for a resurgence of voter suppression laws and practices that disproportionately disenfranchise Black voters. We need the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act to restore much-needed oversight of states when they repeatedly try to enact racist voting laws, and to ensure that no state can make significant changes to how they conduct elections without considering how those changes would impact voters of color. We need federal voter reform NOW! 33 states have 160 proposals to suppress the vote, many aimed at disenfranchising BIPOC voters. Please match the urgency of this moment in history and Representative Lewis’ lifelong commitment to civil rights by doing everything in your power to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act.

First sent on June 10 by Bad Wolf/ HR1 & John Lewis Voting Rights Act

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