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No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!

Photo of Dr. Deborah Ann Turner, Rabbi Pesner, Virginia Kase Soloman, Rev. McDonald, and Ben Jealous holding a banner that reads "President Biden, No more excuses: Voting Rights Now!"

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.

Take Action

On Tuesday, October 19, we will once again take action to demand that President Biden protect the freedom of millions of Americans. 

Tune in digitally by watching our livestream, or join us in person at Lafayette Park!

Other Ways to Get Involved

  1. Let President Biden know that he must do all he can to protect the freedom to vote;
  2. Join our OutreachCircle to get daily updates on ways to advocate for voting rights;
  3. Support our advocacy with a donation.

Previous Actions

October 5

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.

August 24

 

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.

The rally was emceed by Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO of the the League of Women Voters of the United States, and Ben Jealous, president of People For the American Way. 

We heard from following leaders: 

Partners

A star next to the words "People For the American Way"
Text reading "Black Voters Matter" with a raised fist as the "L"
The crown of the Statue of Liberty over the words "Declaration for American Democracy"
Hands reaching up towards the sky, with one in the center holding a torch, over the words "Democracy Initiative"
DC Vote, Equality for DC
FIRM: Fair Immigration Reform Movement