The right to vote is under attack. States across the country have introduced hundreds of bills that raise deliberate barriers to our ability to cast our ballots freely, safely, and equally. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the vote, the vast majority of them people of color, women, disabled people, and young people.
Now is not the time to sit back and hope Congress does the right thing. President Biden must use whatever means necessary to compel Congress to pass voting rights legislation and ensure the freedom to vote for all Americans.
On Tuesday, October 19, we will once again take action to demand that President Biden protect the freedom of millions of Americans.
Freedom to vote advocates and coalition partners, led by Declaration for American Democracy, the League of Women Voters, and People For the American Way, marched to the White House and rallied for voting rights legislation. Five protestors were arrested for their participation.
Just over one hundred years ago, our suffragist mothers staged protests in front of the White House demanding President Wilson make bold use of his influence to get the 19th Amendment passed and include women in the franchise. On August 24, we carried on the legacy of the suffragists as we demanded our President go all-in for American voting rights.
We heard from following leaders: