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 disenfranchisement. Most importantly, the Voting Rights Act secured voting equality for minority groups across the country.
But despite the progress we have made in equalizing the electoral system, there have been recent challenges to the Voting Rights Act that should concern everyone -- especially with only weeks left until November's Election Day.
Several states including Texas, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina have challenged a provision of the Voting Rights Act that was designed to prevent minority voter disenfranchisement.
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 disenfranchisement of minority voters.