Stop the Attack on Black Women’s Right to Vote
Our voting rights are under attack. More than 425 bills with provisions restrict voting access. Just this year, 19 states enacted 33 laws that make it harder for Americans to vote, particularly Black. This has been a direct act of retaliation against our resilience to consistently turn out the vote, especially in states like Georgia or Pennsylvania where one-third of the 30 million Black voters showed up in the 2020 General Election.
Black women have registered and voted at higher rates than their male counterparts in every election since 1998.
How do we stop these attacks on our rights to vote? It’s simple –– U.S. Senators have to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.
The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would:
- create standardized election laws throughout the country
- a national standard for states with voter ID
- make Election Day a federal holiday to make it easier for people to vote