NAACP President Cornell William Brooks being arrested August 8th 2016
Yesterday, Cornell William Brooks and protesters from the Roanoke Youth Council held a sit-in at the district office of Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte — the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Arrests were made, but the call continues to uphold the right to vote.
Tell the House Judiciary Committee: the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 deserves a hearing NOW.
Congress may be on recess, but we aren’t!
Our reason? If we don’t see real action soon, this election will be the first in over 50 years to be held without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act.
We have a solution: the Voting Rights Advancement Act. This bill would restore the VRA, and put an end to the stream of voter suppression measures that threaten the ability of young people, people of color, and the elderly to make their voices heard on election day.
The Voting Rights Advancement Act deserves a hearing, and Rep. Goodlatte has the power to make that hearing happen.
Send a tweet to the House Judiciary Committee, urging them to finally schedule a hearing for this democracy-saving law. Too many people have fought and given their lives for the right to vote for us to give up on it now.
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