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Make September "National Voting Rights Month"
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Rep. Veasey Leads Resolution to Make September Voting Rights Month
Watch as Congressman Veasey, Senator Booker, Jason Kander of Let America Vote and others explain why it's important to get registered and exercise your right to #VOTE. Rep. Veasey is proud to lead a resolution with Senator Ron Wyden to spark voter registration, champion Congress to pass legislation so 18-year-olds are automatically registered to vote, and push Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Rep. Veasey Introduces Resolution with Sen. Wyden to make September National Voting Rights Month
On September 12, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder of the Voting Rights Caucus, and current co-chair, introduced a bicameral Resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to designate September as “National Voting Rights Month”. The resolution will encourage voter registration in the month of September, and push Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Where Do We Go From Here? Intentional Voter Discrimination and Suppression
On May 4, 2017, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus hosted a panel briefing on recent voting rights victories in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. The discussion centered around the discriminatory laws instituted by Republican legislatures and governors to disenfranchise minority, elderly and disabled voters.
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Voting Rights Experts Debrief on First Presidential Election after the Shelby SCOTUS Decision
On November 16, 2016, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus’ hosted Reverend Dr. William Barber, President, North Carolina NAACP; Maria Urbina, Vice President of Politics and Campaigns, Voto Latino; Ari Berman, Writer and Author, The Nation; Barbara Arnwine, Esq., President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition; Ben Ptashnik, Executive Director, National Election Defense Coalition and Symone Sanders, Democratic Strategist and CNN Political Commentator to discuss the effects of voter suppression tactics during the most recent post-Shelby election and how Congress must work together to ensure the full participation of eligible voters moving forward.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Members of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus to Urge Voting Rights Action
On June 24, 2016, Reverend Jesse Jackson joined members of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus on the third-anniversary of the Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court decision that left it to Congress to update the historic Voting Rights Act.
Representative Bobby Scott
Representative Marc Veasey
Representative Terri Sewell
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