DemCast Statement on the Anniversary of Shelby

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Our Democracy only works when every American has equal access to the ballot box. In the seven years since the Supreme Court gutted voting rights in Shelby County v. Holder, voting across our country has been under attack. We’ve seen primary election chaos, closing of poll locations in minority districts, voter ID laws, and restrictions put on vote by mail.  To right these wrongs, DemCast calls on the Senate to pass the House bill restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

It has been 202 days since this legislation has been reauthorized. This is not left vs right, this is about wrong vs right. 

When Americans have to resort to banging on locked doors, chanting “let us vote”, clearly we need systematic change. Indeed the people expect no less.

Actions that you can take today:

Call your Senator today at 1-888-415-4527 to ask her or him to pass the funding needed to protect our elections by implementing safe options for voters to cast their ballot.

Sample Script:

“Reports show that we need at least $4 billion in federal funding for states to implement vote-by-mail programs, expand early voting and online and same-day registration, and to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers.

Voting by mail or absentee ensures that the voters can participate in our elections without having to venture outside during the pandemic. And expanded early voting will ensure that voters that need to vote in person won’t be faced with long lines and massive crowds. 

I am urging you to support the 3.6 Billion in funding to secure our Elections that has already passed the House.”

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