On Wednesday, February 27th, the Supreme Court will review Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, a case that questions the constitutionality of Section 5 the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices. We encourage your participation! Come volunteer for the event (details below) or simply attend.
The League firmly believes the Supreme Court must uphold Section 5 or it would erase 50 years of progress for minority voters. When the Voting Rights Act was last reauthorized in 2006, Congress declared that without its protections, “racial and language minority citizens will be deprived of the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
In conjunction with many national partners, the League is participating in a rally at the Supreme Court on February 27th, starting with a press briefing at 8:30am and the rally running from 9:00am to 1pm.
League members interested in attending or volunteering at the rally should contact Virginia Clairmont - email@example.com at LWVUS. (Please note that no travel funds are available to support this activity.)
Volunteers are needed to be:
Planning for the rally continues to be a little fluid so please let us know you plan to attend or want to volunteer, so we can keep you informed as things unfold. Updated information will be available here - www.lwv.org/go/membersVRA. And additional information regarding where to meet up with the League team on the day-of will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!
Again, League members interested in attending or volunteering at the rally should contact Virginia Clairmont - firstname.lastname@example.org at LWVUS.
Thank you for helping to spread the word and make this event a success!