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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Support September as “National Voting Rights Month”

Co-sponsor H.Res. ____ expressing support for the designation of the month of September as ‘‘National Voting Rights Month’’

This bicameral resolution will be co-sponsored by Senator Wyden in the Senate.

We are still open for co-sponsors. Please reach out to Zahraa Saheb at Zahraa.Saheb@mail.house.gov

 

Chairs of the CHC, CBC, and CAPAC have signed-on. 

Co-sponsors:  Rep. Lewis, Rep. Richmond, Rep. Chu, Rep. Sánchez, Rep. E.B. Johnson, Rep. Danny Davis, Rep. Jayapal, Rep. Takano, Rep. Bobby Scott, Rep. Moore, Rep. Clarke, Rep. Larsen, Rep. Hastings, Rep. Norton, Rep. Beatty, Rep. Sewell,
Rep. Carson, Rep. Watson Coleman, Rep. Bass, Rep. Payne, Jr., Rep. Demings, Rep. Pocan, Rep. Pallone, Rep. Brown, Rep. Boyle, Rep. H.H. Johnson, Rep. Kaptur, Rep. Garamendi, Rep. Moulton, Rep. Lowenthal, Rep.  Ray Luján, Rep. Lawson, Rep. Nadler, Rep. Barragán,
Rep. DeSaulnier, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Patrick Maloney, Rep. Price, Rep. Serrano, Rep. Shea-Porter, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Rep. McNerney, Rep. Schakowsky, Rep. Sires, Rep. Bonamici, Rep. McEachin, Rep. Rush, Rep. Roybal-Allard, Rep. Cohen, Rep. Costa, Rep. McGovern,
Rep. Yarmuth, Rep. Cummings, Rep. Brownley, Rep. Meeks, Rep. Ryan, Rep. Quigley, Rep. Smith, Rep. Gonzalez, Rep. Titus, Rep. Gutiérrez, Rep. Jeffries, Rep. Blumenauer, Rep. Kildee, Rep. Soto, Rep. Evans, Rep. McCollum, Rep. Jackson-Lee, Rep. Matsui, Rep. Napolitano,
Rep. Thompson, Rep. Rep. Lujan Grisham, Rep. Eshoo, Rep. Khanna, Rep. Vela, Rep. Carbajal, Rep. Lawrence, Rep. Crist, Rep. Sarbanes, Rep. DelBene, Rep. Maloney, Rep. Nolan, Rep. Blunt Rochester , Rep. Welch, Rep. DeLauro, Rep. Tonko, Rep. Huffman, Rep. Foster,
Rep. Velázquez, Rep. Espaillat, Rep. David Scott, Rep. Green, Rep. Cicilline, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Higgins, Rep. Castro, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Engel, Rep. Lowey, Rep. Kilmer, Rep. Polis, Rep. Dingell, Rep. Loebsack, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Alma Adams, Rep. Panetta,
Rep. DeFazio, Rep. Lieu, Rep. Fudge, Rep. Kihuen. 

Endorsements: NAACP, Let America Vote, National Organization for Women, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, Flippable, Mayor Eric GarcettiNational Black Justice Coalition, Human Rights Campaign,
National Commission for Voter Justice, Voting Rights Alliance, Transformative Justice Coalition, Spread The Vote, Public Citizen, National Urban League, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Back To Basics, Operation LEAD, New Future Foundation, We
are the Change, and the National Council of Jewish Women, Inc, and various chapters nationwide.
  

Dear Colleagues, 

National Voter Registration day is on September 25, therefore, Rep. Veasey and Sen. Wyden are asking you to join them in declaring September as “National Voting Rights Month.” The purpose of designating September as National Voting Rights Month
is to:

  • Bring awareness to the voter suppression tactics taking place in various states that have changed their voting laws since the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder.
  • Encourage Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, by asking that H.R. 2978, The Voting Rights Advancement Act, be brought to the floor for a vote. 
  • Educate all Americans on their rights as voters;
  • Encourage Americans to vote;
  • And, end voter suppression.

Sincerely,

 

Marc Veasey

Member of Congress

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