One of our most important civil liberties -- the right to vote -- is in danger.
The Supreme Court recently issued a decision that guts a key piece of the Voting Rights Act and gives states free reign to pass discriminatory election laws that could suppress the vote of countless Americans. Luckily, Attorney General Holder has the power to use the remaining parts of the Voting Rights Act to sue any states that issue discriminatory election laws.
We can get Attorney General Holder to challenge discriminatory election laws and protect voting rights, but only if we send him a strong message now. Help us reach 50,000 signatures on our petition to him by adding your name below.
Protect our voting rights
Dear Attorney General Holder,
We write to express our concern about discriminatory state voting laws and ask that you take legal action against any states that pass laws that could disenfranchise countless Americans.State governments should not impose laws that make it harder to register to vote, make it harder to vote, and make it harder to have votes counted.Despite the Supreme Court's decision to take away pre-approval of certain state election laws from the Department of Justice, you can still use the other pieces of the Voting Rights Act to challenge states that implement dangerous laws. We were encouraged to see you file a law suit against the state of Texas when they recently instituted a dangerous Voter ID law. However, it is critical that you go beyond that state, and commit to challenging any state that tries to pass one of these unfair laws.Please take action to protect our voting rights now and in the future.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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