MoveOn members tell Congress to support the Voting Rights Amendment Act.
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MoveOn Launches Campaign to Protect and Expand Voting Rights; Campaign Kicks Off With More Than 4,000 Visits to Congressional Offices Today
Today, MoveOn.org is launching a new 50-state campaign to protect and expand voting rights in this country.
S. 1975, a new election modernization bill in Massachusetts, would allow early voting, online voter registration, and preregistration, as well as other updates to make voting more fair. These reforms are vital for making elections accessible to as many Bay Staters as possible. That’s why Sara Brady of the organization MassVOTE started several MoveOn Petitions to the legislature, encouraging them to pass the bill.
This year, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act and dozens of U.S. states got busy introducing restrictive voting bills that would prevent poor, minority, and elderly voters from making it to the polls. Meanwhile, Massachusetts legislators were working to pass an election modernization bill that would allow online voter registration and early voting. That’s why Sara Brady of the organization MassVOTE started several MoveOn Petitions asking members of the Massachusetts General Court to stand up for the state’s voters and pass the bill.
“I am not a prop!” says Madison Kimrey. “I am part of the new generation of suffragettes, and I will not stand silent!”
Twelve-year-old Madison Kimrey was named Melissa Harris-Perry’s “Footsoldier of the Week” for her voting rights advocacy.