Forty-seven years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law. But, the law is not just history; it remains critical to ensuring that every American can cast a ballot and have it counted. Even as we celebrate the VRA, unnecessary and costly new state voting laws remind us that voter suppression and intimidation tactics continue to plague our nation.
Join the League of Women Voters in honoring and celebrating this historic legislation – mark today’s anniversary by pledging to continue its vital work through fighting for voting rights for all.
Across the nation, the League is continuing to protect and defend voting rights, so that everyone who wants to vote can vote. We’ve helped defeat voter photo identification laws; where ID laws have passed, we’ve gone to court to block them; and we’ve fought to keep registering voters despite new laws designed to curb organizations like ours from reaching potential new voters.
When Americans head to the polls in November, the election isn’t just about the day-to-day battles between candidates. It’s about voters like you. This election will impact you and your community – it’s about your job, your health, your future. It’s your chance to stand up for what you believe in – and make sure your family and friends do, too.
The Voting Rights Act remains more important than ever. Join us in recognizing the importance of every American’s vote by standing up for the right to vote.
Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters has always been committed to registering and turning out voters, and we’re not stopping now. Join us in defending the VRA and ensuring all Americans have the right to vote!
This could be the most important election ever. This election is about jobs, environment, health and education. Join with your neighbors in voting on Election Day, and thank you for making democracy work.
President, League of Women Voters