"Around the country we've seen innumerable attacks on the right to vote," said Ronnie Newman, National Political Director at the ACLU. "This year in statehouses across the country, we have witnessed overt efforts to disenfranchise Black, Latinx, and Indigenous voters through attacks on vote by mail, cuts to early voting periods, and unnecessary and burdensome identification requirements. There is a real and present threat to our democracy. Congress and President Biden must pass federal voting rights legislation. There is no time for delay." Learn more about how the Black vote is being suppressed nearly 60 years after the Voting Rights Act was passed below.
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Hello, I'm [NAME], a constituent calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm extremely concerned about state lawmakers introducing more than 500 voter suppression bills to make it harder to get registered and cast our ballots, passing federal voting rights legislation is the single most important thing we can do to protect access to the ballot box. This is worrisome because, Black and Brown voters are being disproportionately prevented from casting a ballot. I'm calling to urge [Senator/Representative NAME] to demand bipartisan support for the Freedom to Vote Act. I don't want to see Black and Brown voters used as a bargaining chip, so I expect my [senator/representative] to oppose any newly introduced legislation that makes it harder for people to vote. Voting is a sacred pillar of our Democracy and needs to be accessible to all. Please pass along my concerns to the [senator/representative]. I'd appreciate if your office could follow up with me with any news related to this issue. I can be reached at [CONTACT INFO]. Thanks so much for taking my [email/call].