Protect Minority Voters’ Rights on Election Day
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Protect Minority Voters’ Rights on Election Day

    1. Sponsored by

      NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Voting is one of the most sacred means of political participation. For over forty years, the Voting Rights Act has protected the votes of every registered citizen of the U.S. It prevents voter dilution, intimidation and disfranchisement. Most importantly, the Voting Rights Act secured voting equality for minority groups across the country.

In recent years, however, there have been a number of challenges to key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in several states including Alabama, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, and Wyoming. While many of these efforts have been defeated in the courts, many challenges still threaten the rights of racial and language minority voters.

We can't stand by and let the Voting Rights Act be weakened – every piece of the Voting Rights Act is integral to our democracy. An inclusive democracy is one that represents all Americans.

Please urge Congress to continue to uphold the Voting Rights Act and prevent the disfranchisement of minority voters this election.

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    • douglas s lawrence TONTO BASIN, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      it's our right as American citizens .this is not some repressive communist country it's USA , supposedly the greatest country in the world & I surely do wonder about that a lot lately..

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    • Kathleen Larraz MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Everybody deserves the right to vote.

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    • Prentice S GRANDVIEW, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a former student of Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas. Although the South has always had issues with racial discrimination and institutional racism, I had never experienced it first hand, and seen the depth of racial tensions and intentional racism until I moved to Texas.

      Once such problem that arose from discrepancies in voting rights was the Waller County School Boards unfair and unequal distribution of funds(Google "Jones Elementary School in Prairie View, TX. It got VERY little publicity, but there are still some articles about it online). The county has continually used zoning, manipulation of election dates, manipulation of board meeting dates (for the school board as well as other boards within the local government), and the mass denial of voter registration applications to prevent students of Prairie View(who make up the largest voting block in the country) from being able to vote effectively within the county.

      The portion of the Voting Rights Act that required many southern state (Including Texas) to report or be reviewed by the Federal government should never have been removed, unless replaced with a more stringent rule. If they can still play the games they're playing even with the Voting Rights Act of 1964 still standing, imagine how far they will go (aside from the voter ID bills) with the new-found freedom to do what they want due to state's rights.

      Preserve our right to vote unchallenged!!!

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    • Rachel Buss EAST PEORIA, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Voting is a fundamental American right that all people deserve to have no matter who they are

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    • Mariel Mason CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      because I am a minority voter

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