Congressman Veasey Marks September as "National Voting Rights Month"

Sep 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus (CVRC), renewed his pledge to ensure all Americans participate in our nation’s democracy by introducing H. Res. 501, a resolution designating the month of September as “National Voting Rights Month.” The resolution not only encourages all Americans to exercise their Constitutional right to vote but also encourages our nation’s public schools and universities to develop an academic curriculum on the importance of voting. Most importantly, the resolution urges Congress to vote on legislation that protects the rights of citizens to vote.

“As President Trump continues his crusade to dismantle the voting integrity of our nation through his Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, we must continue to encourage and protect the sacred right to vote,” said Congressman Veasey. “The foundation of our nation’s democracy was established through the courageous actions of our ancestors and I will continue to fight to protect voting rights for all Americans.”

A copy of the resolution text can be found here.