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Voting Rights Restricted in Illinois

Posted by Admin On January - 20 - 2016

Letters To Editors

From: Congresswoman Linda Sánchez

Su voto es su voz (Your vote is your voice).

Today, our right to vote is under attack.
Please join me and demand that Congress restores basic voting protections.

Before the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, literacy tests and poll taxes kept minorities from the polls.

For Latinos, the Voting Rights Act was key to gaining equality in the electoral process.

But after the Supreme Court overturned key pieces of the Voting Rights Act, Republican leaders have failed us and our democracy. They’ve intentionally brought us back to a dark time in our past.

Today, Republicans are using voter ID laws and eliminating early voting to deliberately restrict the rights of Latinos and minority groups across America.

They’re chipping away at the right to vote. It’s wrong. That’s why I’m asking you to join me and demand that Congress restores the right to vote.

If you believe all Americans should have the right to vote, sign on now.

I was born to immigrant parents from Mexico. My dad was a mechanic and my mom was an educator.

Only in America can someone like me, the daughter of immigrants, become a member of Congress.

But there’s no question that the Voting Rights Act empowered me to live the American dream.

Without it, myself and other Congressional members would not be here to represent our communities.

For the sake of democracy, this right must be restored and protected. I need your help to demand change.

Join me in support of voting rights protections by adding your name today.

I spent my day yesterday reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Dr. King believed that there is no greater tool for change than the right to vote.

I’m asking you to join me and fight to restore that right for every American.

Thank you for your support,

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez


Su voto es su voz.

Pero hoy en dia, nuestro derecho al voto está  bajo ataque. Les pido, por favor, unase conmigo y demanda que el Congreso restaura protecciones básicas de votacion antes de las elecciones de 2016.

Antes de que la ley del derecho al voto fue aprobada en 1965, impuestos del voto y pruebas de alfabetización nego el derecho a votar para las minorías en los Estados Unidos.

Para los Latinos, la ley del derecho al voto fue importante para obtener equidad en el processo del voto.

Pero después de que el Corte Suprema de justicia de los Estados Unidos revocó  piezas clave de la ley del derecho al voto, líderes republicanos han fallado a nosotros y nuestra democracia. Intencionalmente, ellos nos trajeron a una época oscura de nuestro pasado.

Hoy en día, republicanos estan aplicando leyes de identificación de votante innecesarios y eliminando la votación temprana para restringir los derechos de los Latinos y grupos minoritarios en todo los Estados Unidos.

Los estan quitando el derecho al voto poco por poco. Esto esta mal. Es por eso que te estoy pidiendo que exigen que el Congreso restablece el derecho al voto.

Si usted cree que todos los estadounidenses deberían tener derecho a votar, firme en este momento.

Yo nací de padres inmigrantes de México. Mi padre era mecánico y mi madre era un educador.

Sólo en los Estados Unidos puede alguien como yo, hija de inmigrantes, convertirse en un miembro del Congreso.

No hay duda que la ley del derecho al voto me dio el poder para vivir el sueño americano.

Sin esos derechos, yo y otros miembros del Congreso no estariamos aquí representando a nuestras comunidades.

Por el bien de la democracia, este derecho debe ser restaurado y protegido. Necesito su ayuda para exigir cambio.

Unase conmigo y apoya la proteccion de los derechos del voto.

Pasé mi día ayer reflexionando sobre el legado del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King creía que no hubo mas grande herramienta para el cambio que el derecho a votar.Les pido hoy que se unan conmigo y luchar para recuperar ese derecho para todos los estadounidenses.
Gracias por su apoyo,
Congresista Linda Sánchez
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