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U.S. Congress

In order to prevent racist voter suppression efforts like those seen in Randolph County this week, we must restore the Voting Rights Act. Under the protections of this vital legislation, states and counties with a history of voting discrimination would have to pre-approve any changes to their voting rules with the Department of Justice -- which stopped thousands of bad laws from taking effect before the law was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.

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Common Cause

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How this will help

Today, after a wave of national outrage and activism, the local Board of Elections in Randolph County, Georgia voted down a proposal to close 7 of 9 polling places in the region. 

These polling...

Today, after a wave of national outrage and activism, the local Board of Elections in Randolph County, Georgia voted down a proposal to close 7 of 9 polling places in the region. 

These polling places predominately serve low-income voters and Black voters, many of whom do not have a car or access to reliable public transportation. Without these sites, a large portion of these eligible voters would have been prevented from casting their ballot in the midterm elections this fall.

This sort of attack on voters is exactly what the Voting Rights Act (VRA) -- which the Supreme Court gutted in 2013 -- was meant to prevent. Without its protections, there's no federal oversight to counter this injustice.

In order to prevent close calls like this one in the future, Congress must restore the VRA. Sign our petition to let them know that Americans nationwide want these protections reinstated!

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