Show your commitment to voting rights

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is one of the most important civil rights laws in the history of our nation. It broke down barriers at the ballot box. It ensured that states with a history of discrimination couldn’t block people from exercising their right to vote.

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and right now it’s under assault — from inside and outside our borders.

Intelligence agencies have confirmed that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. An investigation by Facebook just recently uncovered more foreign attempts to meddle in the upcoming midterms.

And a few years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, in part because they believed it was “outdated.” Since then, we’ve seen an unprecedented wave of laws across many states that restrict access to the polls.

The Voting Rights Act is just as important today as it’s ever been. Last week was the anniversary of the original passage of the Voting Rights Act. In honor of that anniversary, I want to show a renewed commitment to protecting the right to vote for every eligible American.

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