Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Free to Vote

Free to Vote

 

 In a 5-4 decision today, an ultra-conservative U.S. Supreme Court struck down key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act, including those which required states with a history of racial disenfranchisement to get pre-approval from the US Department of Justice before those states could change voting laws. This opens the floodgates for states to pass restrictive voting laws across the country, such as voter identification laws and gerrymandered redistricting, that have the intended goal of preventing people of color from accessing the ballot box.

Millions of Americans are now threatened by attacks on our ability to vote, if we don’t act.

It’s a little known fact that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote for everyone, but we are fighting to change this. Please sign the petition to join Daily Kos, Color of Change, and a growing movement to pass a constitutional amendment guaranteeing and protecting the freedom to vote for all.

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