The Voting Rights Act of 1965 once ensured many protections to the right to vote, but in 2013 the Supreme Court overturned a provision under the Voting Rights Act, permitting states to change their election laws without advance federal approval.
Since then, there have been abuses and restrictions to voting rights that have lead to voter suppression. In Georgia, 53,000 voter registrations were put on hold, nearly 70 percent of which belonged to black voters. North Carolina’s 2018 midterm election had nearly 20% fewer early voting locations than there were in 2014, significantly limiting access to voting for many eligible voters.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Ask your members of Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to protect the right to vote for all Americans and reduce abuses that lead to voter suppression. All eligible voters should be able to exercise their right to vote to maintain a healthy democracy in America.
How to contact your members of Congress
Sen. Mitt Romney 202-224-5251 (DC)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)
Rep. Rob Bishop (Congressional District 1): 202-225-0453 (DC) // 801-625-0107 (Ogden)
Rep. Chris Stewart (Congressional District 2): 202-225-9730 (DC) // 801-364-5550 (SLC) // 435-627-1500 (St. George)
Rep. John Curtis (Congressional District 3): (202) 225-7751 (DC) // (801) 851-2500 (Provo)
Rep. Ben McAdams (Congressional District 4): (202) 225-3011 (DC)
US Capitol switchboard: (202)-225-3121
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