The voting rights of millions of Americans were made more vulnerable by the Supreme Court's devastating ruling in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, in which the Court struck a core provision of the Voting Rights Act, rendering the Section 5 "preclearance provision" inoperable.
Members of Congress who oppose restoring the VRA want us to believe that racial discrimination only exists in the history books. But the headlines tell a different story. From Texas to Wisconsin, California to North Carolina, states and localities are making it harder for voters of color to participate. Voting windows are being narrowed, polling places closed, and more barriers to voting are being enacted.
Tell Congress to take immediate action to safeguard voting rights.