Tell Holder: Stop State Laws that Threaten the Right to Vote
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Tell Holder: Stop State Laws that Threaten the Right to Vote

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      American Civil Liberties Union

More than four decades ago, the Voting Rights Act put an end to the widespread discrimination that robbed people of color of their voice at the ballot box. This year, in state capitals across the country, we are again seeing a pernicious attack on one of the American people's most cherished and fundamental rights: the right to vote. 

It is a truly malicious scheme. A wave of anti-democratic voter suppression laws are being passed — designed to keep huge numbers of voters who are African-American, elderly, students, or voters with disabilities away from the polls in 2012.

Already, 18 states have either passed or threatened to pass restrictive voter ID bills this session.

Tell the Department of Justice to fully enforce the Voting Rights Act by aggressively scrutinizing new voting restrictions for discriminatory impact, refusing to pre-clear laws that have a discriminatory purpose or effect, and bringing cases in other states where necessary to challenge regressive voter laws.

Don't let America turn back the clock on the fundamental right to vote. Contact Attorney General Holder and help stop these voter suppression tactics by filling out the form below.

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    • NANCY KATZBECK MONTELLO, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      the republicans will develope any way possible to cheat in order to win, no matter how blatent. We've seen that movie before at least twice in a little more than the last ten years.

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    • Marion Fedrick COLUMBIA, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I see the country going back to the period when the rich had all the rights.

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    • Beverly Terrell CLEVELAND, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because threatening the right to vote is against the law and the lawmakers are allowing this to happen by throwing the rock and hidding their hands and they should be the first to be arrested. We know you think we don't deserve any rights in this country or worth having a decent life but dispite your evil ways and thoughts we are voting and we are making a change.

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    • Stefanie Friend-Fellows EAU CLAIRE, WI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Voting should not be a special privilege for the wealthy and well-connected. There should not be an obstacle course meant to discourage the young, the elderly, the poor or minorities. The latest wave of disenfranchisement legislation is repulsive and downright un-American. We need to stop this now.

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    • Felice Bachrach VAN NUYS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The Koch Repubs will steal our voting rights.

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