Your Vote Isn’t Safe Anymore

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The right to vote is a fundamental part of our democracy. Yet, after decades of hard work to make voting accessible to every American, we are going in reverse.

Politicians and judges around the country are mercilessly eroding the right to vote.

It’s time to take back the vote. Join me.

From blatantly discriminatory state voter ID laws to last year’s disastrous Supreme Court decision to do away with large chunks of the Voting Rights Act, your right to vote is no longer something you can count on.

Now it’s something we have to fight for.

Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). It would repair some of the damage that the Supreme Court wrought on the Voting Rights Act last year, and prevent future voter suppression.

But not all members of Congress signed onto the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA). That’s where you come in. Remind them that Americans take their right to vote very seriously. Urge them to take action to advance the bill immediately.

AFSCME has a long history of standing up to make America a more just nation. Together, we will achieve the inclusive electoral process that democracy demands.

Join me in demanding Congress take action now on the Voting Rights Amendment Act. It’s your right to vote. It’s up to you to protect it.

In solidarity,
Lee Saunders,
President