The same faction who spread lies about COVID and the 2020 election—which led to an attack on our Capitol—are trying to undermine our democracy by…
What we’re witnessing is Jim Crow 2.0.
But whatever our race, background, income or zip code, in America we value the freedom to have a say in decisions that impact us and our families, like…
Fair Fight Action and our pro-democracy allies are working to honor Congressman John Lewis’ legacy and ensure that all eligible Americans can make our voices heard by exercising our fundamental right to register to vote, cast a ballot, and have that ballot counted fairly.
We are fighting to mitigate voter suppression, anti-democracy, and election sabotage efforts wherever possible—and that includes advocating for federal voting rights legislation in Congress! Call 833-465-7142 to tell your Senators that voting rights can’t wait!
We need Congress to pass legislation that will:
The Senate is considering two bills whose key provisions together are critical to protecting our freedom to vote and ensuring new congressional districts are fair and representative:
🗳️ The Freedom to Vote Act (formerly the For the People Act) would set national standards for us to safely and freely cast our ballots, ensure that trusted local election officials count every vote, and prevent state lawmakers from sabotaging our elections in order to take and hold power.
🗳️ The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) would restore the most effective civil rights legislation ever passed—the Voting Rights Act of 1965—to prevent state legislators and officials from discriminating against voters they don’t like.
The Freedom to Vote Act establishes common-sense national standards for voting and elections.
✅ Protects voter access
Reduces long lines by ensuring fairer resourcing and distribution of polling locations and establishing two weeks of early vote
In 2020, voters suffered long lines, often in extreme weather, and reported waiting up to:
Allows all eligible voters to vote by mail, creates permanent vote by mail lists, and makes drop boxes widely available
Modernizes voter registration by allowing eligible voters to get registered automatically at the DMV, online, or when you go to vote in person
✅ Prevents election sabotage and protects election workers
✅ Blunts Jim Crow tactics
✅ Mitigates harmful impacts of extreme anti-voter legislation, such as laws enacted in 2021 in Georgia, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) stops unlawful voter suppression and discrimination in your community and across the country.
📜 The JLVRAA would restore and modernize the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the strongest law we have that protects the freedom to vote for all Americans.
🏛️ The VRA has repeatedly been weakened by the Supreme Court, including in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013, and most recently in Brnovich v. DNC in 2021. These rulings have given anti-voter legislators and officials the green light to pass and impose a wave of discriminatory voting laws and practices. Click here to learn more about anti-voter efforts in your state.
⚖️ By reinstating the VRA’s preclearance system, the JLVRAA would once again enable federal review of voting changes in certain places before they go into effect to make sure they won’t impermissibly discriminate.
✒️ The types of discriminatory voting practices the JLVRAA could block include ⬇️:
❌Shuttering polling places in communities of color
❌Purging eligible voters from the rolls through list maintenance processes that often target Black, AAPI, Latino, and new immigrant voters
❌Diluting the voting power of millions of Black and brown voters through partisan and racial gerrymandering, at-large districts, and annexations
❌Restricting voting opportunities such as early vote, weekend voting, vote by mail, and drop boxes
☎️ CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS every day at 833-465-7142 and demand they pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act before redistricting maps are formally approved. We must demand that our leaders pass these two federal bills:
📢 Amplify the stories of voters who have experienced voter suppression firsthand by watching and sharing their videos at MyVotingStory.com/stories.
And in case you’re wondering—your activism really works!
This year alone, your advocacy has helped to:
➡️ Mitigate and stop voter suppression bills in states like Georgia and New Hampshire
➡️ Push legislatures to pass strong pro-voter bills in states like Nevada and California, with provisions mirroring those in the Freedom to Vote Act
📍Click here to learn more about your advocacy at work in states across the country!
And thanks to your 80,000+ calls to Congress demanding federal voting rights legislation through Fair Fight Action’s Hot Call Summer campaign:
✅ The House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
✅ All 50 Democratic Senators united to support the For the People Act
✅ Senator Manchin worked with other Democratic Senators to introduce the new Freedom to Vote Act, which builds on important voter protection provisions of the For the People Act
🚨Now, we need you to keep calling your Senators at 833-465-7142 every single day to demand they do everything they can to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act—immediately! 🚨
Anti-voter extremists aggressively pursued anti-democratic efforts through voter suppression bills and sham election reviews.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Arizonans, including by:
Governor Ron DeSantis signed omnibus voter suppression bill SB 90 into law, and now an extremist legislator is pushing a sham investigation.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Floridians, including by:
Governor Brian Kemp signed voter suppression bill SB 202 into law, and now extremists are pushing a sham election review of the 2020 results and a partisan takeover of the Fulton County Board of Elections.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Georgians, including by:
After Governor Gretchen Whitmer promised to veto any voter suppression bills, anti-voter legislators and conspiracy theorists are trying to get them enacted directly without going through the governor or the voters. In parallel, they are also pushing a sham review of the state’s 2020 election results.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Michiganders, including by:
Governor Chris Sununu signed two anti-voter bills into law, but other bills were successfully defeated this session.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Granite Staters, including by establishing:
The Republican-controlled legislature is still considering anti-voter bills that would, among other things, restrict vote by mail in several ways, strip power from the nonpartisan North Carolina State Board of Elections and make it less responsive to the needs of voters, and transfer executive-branch powers to the legislature.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect North Carolinians, including by:
Governor Tom Wolf vetoed an omnibus anti-voter bill, but a number of anti-voter legislative efforts remain a threat, from harmful bills, to proposed constitutional amendments, to extremist conspiracy theorists pushing a sham review of the 2020 election results.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Pennsylvanians, including by:
After Texas Democrats blocked omnibus anti-voter bill SB 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed several of its provisions into law, and later signed successor bill SB 1 into law after forcing Democrats back to vote on it during a special session.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Texans, including by:
Governor Tony Evers vetoed six voter suppression bills passed by the Republican-controlled State Assembly, and now extremists are pushing a sham election review.
🇺🇸 The Freedom to Vote Act could protect Wisconsinites, including by:
There are more ways to get involved. Please consider making a donation to the following organizations fighting for voting rights in Georgia and across the country:
Center for New Data
Center for Secure and Modern Elections
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Marc Elias’ Democracy Docket
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Southern Poverty Law Center
Voter Protection Project
ACLU of GA
The Frontline of Working Families Party
Movement for Black Lives
New Georgia Project
Black Voters Matter
Coalition for the People’s Agenda
Contribute: https://www.thepeoplesagenda.org/ (click on donate button on the home page)
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