Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Voting Rights Act

"The House will hold hearings on the Voting Rights Act in July, following the Supreme Court's decision last week striking down a central part of the landmark law, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte told CNN Sunday."

What does this mean for us?

Across the country there are communities that are changing the voting laws in ways that will suppress the vote.  The fact remains that people will continue to try to limit the voting rights of voters that will not support them. We must remain diligent in protecting our rights locally.  Find or better yet START a local GOTV campaign in your community.  Here's one organization that helps to do that:  http://www.nonprofitvote.org/

Here's a petition that supports the creation of a constitutional amendment to allow the federal government to set national minimum standards to ensure free, fair and accessible elections for all.


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