With the recent passing of Congressman John Lewis, the League has signed onto a letter through the Leadership Conference, asking members of Congress to honor his legacy by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act. Additionally, the letter emphasizes the coalitions current ask for $3.6 billion in elections funding to ensure all Americans can vote safely this November, as a way to honor Congressman Lewis’ work in fighting for the right to vote.
See attached for the full letter and list of signers
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