Time is Running Out for Voting Rights Legislation!
We need you to act now! Call your Senators Today at (202) 224-3121 and the White House and tell them to pass voting rights legislation now! Our Democracy Can't Wait!
Here is a phone call or email script you can use with your senators:
I’m __________ and I am a constituent. My address and zip are __________.
Voting rights are the cornerstone of our democracy. I ask that you do everything in your power to pass voting rights legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act (S.2747) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Reforming the filibuster will also be required to get this done. Pres. Biden said himself that there were “certain things that are just sacred rights” and a “sacred obligation” that shouldn’t be beholden to obstruction from the minority party, listing the debt limit and voting rights. Please also make sure that the transformative Build Back Better Act gets passed through the Senate too.
Email for Sen. Durbin: https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email
Email for Sen. Duckworth: https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/email-tammy
Call the White House
Pres. Biden said we’re facing “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” He’s 100% right and we need him to use every lever of power and influence at his disposal to persuade the Senate to pass the Freedom To Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, including speaking out against the filibuster.
Contact: 1.202-456-1111 The White House comment line is open Tuesday to Thursday, from 10am – 2pm CT.
When you reach a staff member, tell them your name and that you are a constituent. Then, demand that Pres. Biden do everything in his power to help overcome the filibuster and pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act.
Email Pres. Biden
Dear Pres. Biden,
You have said that we are facing “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War”. I couldn't agree more.
We volunteers cannot out-organize nationwide voter suppression. We cannot organize voters who are no longer allowed to vote early during their off-work hours or together on Sunday through “Souls to the Polls.” We cannot help them access drop-off boxes that are no longer there. We cannot remove burdensome witness requirements and unfair ballot receipt deadlines. We cannot protect voters from intimidation from partisan poll watchers. We cannot force states to increase polling place access so that minority voters won’t have to take time off work and wait in hours-long lines. We cannot undo destructive gerrymandering.
We need you to push Senate Democrats to pass the Freedom To Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act with a carve-out for the filibuster. How can Democrats remain in office if their own voters are turned away or intimidated at their polling places or if state legislatures take over elections? Georgetown University historian Thomas Zimmer explains, “Unless the system is fundamentally democratized, we’ll soon reach the point where it will become impossible to stop America’s slide into authoritarianism through elections.”
Please act now to save our Democracy and pass voting rights legislation.