Stacey Abrams is asking all of use to call our Senators today.
No matter where you live, no matter if you have called before or never done so, and no matter who your Senator is, it’s crucial that they hear from you on the importance of federal action on voting rights. ~Stacey Abrams
You just have to do something. This is what you can do today.
Right now, in states across the country, our democracy is under attack – a coordinated assault on voting rights by Republican legislators that only increases the urgency for federal voting rights protections.
Now is the moment for all of us to take action to defend our sacred right to vote, and to fight back against anti-voter bills in state legislatures across the country. Today, over 360 bills have been filed in state legislatures that would restrict voting access and curtail voters’ freedoms – bills like those in Arizona, which would gut their extremely popular and effective Permanent Early Vote List; a proposal in Texas to greatly empower partisan poll watchers with greater and closer access to voters, prohibit election officials from proactively mail ballot applications to all voters, and set new penalties for election officials who provide assistance to voters; legislation in Michigan removing the right to return a mail ballot to a drop box after 5pm the day before Election Day, and more. Some anti-voter bills, such as SB 202 in Georgia and SB 90 in Florida, have already been signed into law.
However, your voices are slowing this flood of anti-voter legislation, and have helped to protect voting access from Republican attacks. In New Hampshire, Republicans were forced to give up on a bill that would confuse student voters and harm the university system by standing up new residency requirements. In Georgia, provisions that would have removed no-excuse absentee voting, eliminated Sunday early voting, and ended automatic voter registration were removed before SB 202 was signed into law. In West Virginia, a bill that would have shortened early voting and accessibility failed before the session ended. Without your calls, social media, and safe in-person advocacy, voters would have been much worse off.
But make no mistake: To protect the freedom to vote for all eligible Americans, this moment demands that we pass federal legislation that safeguards the right to vote. I am asking you to take action today to call on your US Senators to pass the For the People Act, a crucial bill that can blunt these relentless attacks and protect access to the ballot for all.
Find your Senators’ contact information here, and call now to ask that they support the urgent passage of the For the People Act to protect our democracy. Once you have called, share with your networks and friends to ask them to do the same.
No matter where you live, no matter if you have called before or never done so, and no matter who your Senator is, it’s crucial that they hear from you on the importance of federal action on voting rights. Together, we can get good done and ensure the freedom to vote is protected across the country.
Thank you, and let’s get it done.
Stacey Abrams Founder, Fair Fight Action