WASHINGTON - Today marks 56 years since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The VRA is a critical piece of legislation that fights against voter suppression by abolishing discriminatory voting practices and requires federal oversight of election changes in states with a history of voter discrimination.
WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s speech on voting rights today.
WASHINGTON – Just days before the 8th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby v. Holder decision, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus announced that Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) will serve as co-chair of the Caucus.
WASHINGTON - Today, Reps. Marc Veasey (TX-33) Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Bobby Scott (VA-03), co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), released the following statement condemning the recent spate of voter suppression laws designed to undermine communities of color of their right to the ballot box:
Sep 25, 2019
Washington, D.C. – On the heels of National Voter Registration Day, Congressman Veasey today led a letter with the entire Texas Democratic Delegation in demanding information about the state of Texas’ efforts to address any vulnerabilities in the state’s election infrastructure and general administration in advance of the 2020 election cycle.
Sep 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, reintroduced a bicameral resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to designate this month as “National Voting Rights Month”.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), founding co-chair of the Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement after a panel of federal judges ruled to deny the requests of voters of color, civil rights groups and Democratic lawmakers to put Texas back under federal supervision of its redistricting:
Over 110 Members of Congress are co-sponsoring this bicameral Resolution.
Washington, DC – Today, 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.
Republicans block debate to provide election security; plan to gut the EAC grant budge
“After President Trump’s capitulation to Putin in Helsinki – our 2018 elections are in serious danger of further interference from Russia, said Congressman Veasey. Republicans have failed to put any measures into action to respond to Trump’s alliance with Putin.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, released the following statement after the Supreme Court voted to uphold Ohio's 'voter purge' decision.