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The voting rights of millions of Americans were made more vulnerable by the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, in which the Court struck a core provision of the Voting Rights Act, rendering the Section 5 “preclearance provision” inoperable.

Without your help, voters like Imani Clark could be turned away from the polls on Election Day.

Tell Congress to take immediate action to safeguard voting rights.

Bob Fertik

Dear Activist,

Without your help, voters like Imani Clark could be turned away from the polls on Election Day.

Push for critical protections for voters this election season. Sign our petition urging your representatives in Congress to strengthen and support The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).

Imani Clark is a 22-year-old student at a rural Texas university. She is one of nearly 800,000 registered voters – many of whom are Black and Latino – who lack the ID required to vote under a new photo ID law in Texas.

Protect our
right to vote
Tell Congress: We must
take immediate action to
safeguard voting rights.
Sign the petition now.
In previous elections, Imani was able to use her student ID to cast her ballot. But the Supreme Court’s decision last year to invalidate Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act – a key provision that required areas with a history of discrimination to submit proposed voting changes to the federal government for approval – has left millions of Americans vulnerable to voter restrictions like the one in Texas.

With no car and no public transportation in the area, Imani can’t get to a state office to get another form of identification. Imani has not voted since this ID law went into effect.

The VRAA is the first step to restoring the vital protections of the Voting Rights Act – and because the amendment has bi-partisan support, we have a strong chance of getting it passed if we act now.

Send a message to Congress that we will not back down when it comes to safeguarding the right to vote. Sign our petition supporting The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 now.

With you in struggle,
Sherrilyn A. Ifill
President and Director-Counsel
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