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On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr voted AGAINST the critical voting rights and democracy reform legislation known as the For The People Act (Senate bill S.1), in lock-step with every other Republican.
This comes at a time when hundreds of voter suppression bills have been sweeping across the country, in a massive effort to restrict voting rights and install partisans to oversee elections. The For The People Act would protect against these attacks at the federal level, by:
- Protecting & expanding voting rights
- Ending partisan gerrymandering
- Rooting out dark money from politics
- Ending corruption in Washington
The For The People Act is the most ambitious voting rights legislation to come before Congress in more than half a century — and Sens. Burr and Tillis shot it down.
Join the Deadline for Democracy campaign. Groups across the country are taking action during the July Congressional recess (6/28-7/10) to draw attention to the urgency of passing these critical democracy reforms. In WNC, Indivisible AVL is hosting the Deadline for Democracy event at Sen. Tillis’s district office in Hendersonville on Friday, July 2, at 5:30 pm.
Write, call, and email Senators Burr and Tillis. Tell them that YOU support voting rights, secure elections, fair maps, and campaign finance reform — and you expect them to support these, too!
Tell them their vote against the For The People Act is a vote against democracy. Remind them that the majority of North Carolinians, and a majority of all Americans, supports the voting rights and democracy reforms in the For The People Act. Tell them their vote against democracy is a vote against the voters who elected them. Democracy is not a partisan issue, and they should be ashamed for treating it as such.
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Remind your friends that contacting our members of Congress is how things get done. In a democracy, it’s incumbent on ALL of us to speak up and advocate for what’s important. And right now, nothing is more important than saving our democracy from attempts to weaken it and restrict the right to vote.
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To learn more…
- On why passing the For The People Act is so urgent now
- An easy-to-read annotated guide from the Brennan Center
- A section-by-section guide from the bill’s sponsors