Protect the Right to Vote
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to urge you to protect the right to vote. The success of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is undeniable. It has helped to eliminate discriminatory barriers to full civic participation for millions of Americans, and has sparked significant advances for equal political participation at all levels of government.
The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the VRA in Shelby County v. Holder, gutting the most effective protection against racial discrimination in voting. The Court's Shelby County decision ignored extensive congressional findings of ongoing election discrimination and substituted its own view that a muscular VRA is no longer needed. In the days and weeks that followed, several states acted to pass more restrictive voting laws which will impact the rights of thousands of U.S. citizens to vote.
Congress must act now to update the VRA to ensure that all citizens can participate fully in our democracy.
I urge you to restore crucial voting rights protections and help protect the constitutional right to vote for all Americans.
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