Voting rights are civil rights and -- we fight for civil rights.
Seven years ago, the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that had required certain states and jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination to seek federal approval before changing any voting laws.
The Shelby County decision unleashed a sudden and persistent wave of restrictive voting laws in states across the country and, unsurprisingly, has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color who have historically faced additional and unnecessary barriers to casting their ballots. As Justice Ginsburg wrote in dissent of the decision, removing the preclearance requirement was like throwing away your umbrella in the middle of a rainstorm because you're not getting wet.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 25 at 12pm ET, you'll have the opportunity to join A.G. Holder, as well the president of Let America Vote, Tiffany Muller, and our president, Kelly Burton, for an hour-long discussion on the consequences of the Shelby County decision on voting rights. They'll break down the impact of the Court's reckless ruling and provide the roadmap to how we are fighting back to restore voting rights to everyone.
It’s no surprise that Mitch McConnell is holding up the $3.6 billion in election infrastructure funding in the HEROES Act, which passed the House over two months ago. He knows that if he can suppress the 2020 vote, he’ll clear the way for Republicans to manipulate the maps again in 2021.
So just this morning, the NDRC and Let America Vote announced a new campaign to pressure the Senate to fund fair and safe elections in November!
Now we have an incredible opportunity to double our impact, and we can’t let it slip away:
The NDRC community has already achieved so much, from winning elections in key states to building a massive nationwide movement. But whether we can protect the right to vote and end gerrymandering for good will depend on what happens in the next three-and-a-half months.
Sula, will you make a donation and help us UNLOCK THE MATCH so that your gift will be DOUBLED? Help us raise a total of $100,000 to make the biggest possible impact on Election Day!
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