- Action Alert
- Voting & Elections
House Victory on Voting Rights - Tell the Senate to Act!
It’s been more than six years since the Supreme Court struck down provisions in the Voting Rights Act designed to protect the rights of minority communities. Since then, voter suppression in the U.S. has run rampant.
Congress can address this problem right now. Last week the House took the first step by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) (H.R 4/S. 561). This legislation would restore essential protections for voters who live in places with a documented history of voter suppression.
Relying on the courts to strike down discriminatory voting laws is not enough—Congress must proactively restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. The House has done it's part. Now, it’s time for the Senate to act.