Voting Rights Act 55th Anniversary Virtual Rally - Then & Now

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Join us for a special virtual rally on Thursday, August 6th for the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Then & Now.

The passing of this act was a significant moment in voting rights history, improving access to voting for millions in the country, especially Black Americans. Today voting access is being threatened, and we need to defend and strengthen voting rights across the country.

Come hear from a variety of community groups and members working on voting rights in Washington State & beyond!

Speakers will include representatives from:

  • Latino Community Fund
  • One America
  • WA Native American Community
  • Washington Bus
  • Fix Democracy First
  • League of Women Voters of WA
  • FairVote Washington
  • Plus other special guests TBD!

Unfortunately, there has been an increased concerted effort over the past several years to undermine voting access, including creating more barriers such as requiring ID, closing polling locations, purging voter rolls, and gerrymandering districts. And in 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in a vote of 5-4, gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v Holder, basically stating it was outdated and no longer necessary.

Here in Washington State, we have made significant progress in voting rights, with the passing of the WA Voting Rights Act in 2018 and the WA Native American Voting Rights Act in 2019. Hear more these reforms at the rally, as well as the current WA Voting Rights Act case in Yakima County.

We hope you can join us to find out how you can help with local and national efforts to #RestoreTheVRA and #ProtectOurVote!

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August 6, 2020
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