After a long fight, Governor Abbott just made voter suppression the law of the land in Texas. Not only will this law have an impact on Texans trying to vote for years to come, it will surely act as a blueprint for other states that want to restrict voting rights, making it harder on all of us to access the ballot box.
This is what we mean when we say the window to protect our rights is closing. More and more states across the country are passing stringent voter suppression laws, and right now, we don’t have the federal legislation in place to put a stop to it.
That’s why we’re partnering with Fair Fight Action to drive daily calls to the Senate, urging them to do their job and pass the legislation we need to protect our freedom to vote. Watch this special message from our friend Stacey Abrams to learn more:
We’re proud to partner with Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight on this critical push to pass federal voting rights legislation, because when we all come together and take action, we can move mountains.
Your pressure made it possible for the House to swiftly pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and to secure Democratic unity in the Senate on the For the People Act. Now more than ever, we need both of these bills in order to set national voting standards and stop future voter suppression bills from passing, for us and for future generations—and we can’t let the filibuster stand in our way
So where do you come in? Start by watching this video message from Stacey Abrams on what you can do to help in this fight. Then, share the video with your friends and family so they can join in as well.