from the Sierra Club

(Pax Christi USA supports this effort and has signed the petition.)

The right to vote, our most basic and foundational right, has come increasingly under attack in the past several years.

MLK_Memorial_NPS_photoThis week, as we celebrate the work and legacy of civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, we dream the same dream that he did – that every American has the opportunity to vote.

Last June, the Supreme Court gutted a major provision of the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states to increase barriers to voting. Since then voter id laws have cropped up across the country.

Now, it’s up to Congress to fix the problem. Just last week, a bi-partisan group of Congressmen introduced a bill to fix some of the holes created by the Supreme Court. This well-intentioned bill is a start, but we share the concerns of our partners and allies at the NAACP that some aspects of this legislation fall short of protecting the voice of every American at the ballot box.

Tell Congress to honor the legacy of civil rights pioneers like Dr. King and pass a strong bill to restore the Voting Rights Act.

2 thoughts on “TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition to restore the Voting Rights Act

  1. I’m shocked to see our country going backwards in the area of civil rights! Shameful display of greed for power from modern-conservatism.

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