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Freedom to Vote Act Daily Action: Protect Voting Rights
During this week’s Senate recess, we’re joining with people all over the country in a coordinated #TimeToAct Week of Action, to call attention to the urgency of changing the filibuster and passing the Freedom to Vote Act now.
Day 3: Protect Our Right to Vote
Today we are asking everyone to focus on the part of the Freedom to Vote Act that will protect our right to vote. The Freedom to Vote Act prohibits states from limiting mail-in ballots, bans laws that criminalize providing food and water to voters waiting in line, automatically restores voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals who have served their time, and curbs discriminatory voter purges.
Each year, people are purged from the voter rolls because they haven’t voted recently or because flawed data incorrectly indicates they are ineligible. Those who are wrongfully removed often don’t even learn they were purged until they show up to the polls and are denied the opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted. There is growing evidence these “voter purges” disproportionately remove Black and Brown voters from registration rolls. The only way our democracy works is if every vote is given the chance to be counted.
Choose from any or all of the following:
- Download and share this graphic on social media, using the hashtags #TimeToAct, #VotingRightsNow, and #FreedomToVoteAct. On Twitter, be sure to tag Senators Tillis and Burr @SenThomTillis and @SenatorBurr.
- Call and email Sen. Thom Tillis (202-224-6342) & call and email Sen. Richard Burr (202-224-3154). Tell them you support protecting voting rights for ALL Americans, and they should, too. Tell them their No vote on the Freedom to Vote Act last month was a vote against voting rights, the very foundation of our democracy.
- Write a letter to the editor, stating why it’s important that we curb discriminatory voter purges and protect the right to vote at the federal level. Call out Senators Burr and Tillis for their votes AGAINST the For the People Act in June and AGAINST the Freedom to Vote Act in October, and their vote to FILIBUSTER the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in November. Their refusal to support voting rights voters all over the country.
Sample Tweets & Posts
The only way our democracy works is if EVERY voter is given a chance to vote and EVERY vote is counted. Protect voting rights & pass the #FreedomToVoteAct now.
Stop discriminatory voter purges. The #FreedomToVoteAct will prevent states from wrongfully purging voter rolls. Pass the #FreedomToVoteAct now!
NC @SenThomTillis and @SenatorBurr voted AGAINST voting rights. Both voted NO on the #ForThePeopleAct, NO on the #FreedomToVoteAct, and both voted to FILIBUSTER the #VRAA Voting Rights Advancement Act. NC deserves better. Protect our right to vote!
The Senate should step up & protect voting rights for all Americans. Change the filibuster – it’s #TimeToAct. We need to pass the #FreedomToVoteAct. #VotingRightsNow!
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