Urge Congress to Support a VRA for Today!
Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014
On January 16, 2014, Congress took a big step forward by introducing the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA -- HR 3899/S. 1945) in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
A VRA for Today
The purpose of the VRAA is to address the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder by offering a modern, flexible, and forward-looking set of protections that work together to ensure an effective response to racial discrimination in voting in every part of the country.
Call Your Member of Congress to Arrange a Visit During the April Congressional Recess
Members of Congress are home from April 14 until April 25 for the Spring holidays and should be available to meet with constituents on issues of importance, including the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). Please use the following suggested script when reaching out to your member of Congress to request a meeting:
Hello, my name is ____ and I’m calling to request a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Representative _____ to discuss the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
I am very concerned that discrimination in voting is alive and well and I’d like to discuss the importance of this bill as soon as possible with the Congressman/woman. We need Congress to move ahead with consideration of this important voting rights bill. The bill was introduced in January and it’s time for Congress to act as soon as possible. It’s time to work together to push the legislative process forward on this
Congress has a responsibility to continue a bipartisan commitment to protecting our most sacred democratic right. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to protect millions of voters from discrimination.
Voter discrimination is still an unfortunate reality for too many voters. The need for an effective, modern day VRA that responds to 21st century discrimination is vital to our democracy.
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