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Everything about this law is thoroughly anti-democratic and designed to silence Black and brown people as the number of Floridians of color who are eligible to vote increases.
Press release
"There is no time to waste in fully leveraging the federal agencies in protecting the fundamental right to vote.”
Press release
Laura Williamson
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White House
We must not underestimate the progress and yet-untapped potential of this executive order.
Blog
Laura Williamson
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"Despite this setback, Demos remains committed to the fight for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy."
Press release
"History will not remember fondly those who choose upholding Senate rules over upholding voting rights."
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
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DC Capitol building at a distance in the day with cars in the foreground driving toward it
This urgent, defining moment in America calls for The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.
Blog
Taifa Smith Butler
"Central to the work of racial justice is ensuring that Black and brown, our most marginalized communities, our most marginalized residents of this country, have access to the ballot."
In the media
Lauren Gambino
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US Capitol Building with American Flag
It’s time for America to lead by example and take action to repair our broken system. There is much work to do around the world, but for this country, saving democracy must start at home.
Blog
Taifa Smith Butler
Many states can designate federal agencies via a simple letter from their chief election official. This sample letter is directed to USCIS, but it can be adapted for any federal agency/program.
Testimony and Public Comment
"The Freedom to Vote Act — the most significant voting rights bill in generations — would be a giant step toward our goal of creating a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy."
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler