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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Support September as “National Voting Rights Month”

Co-sponsor H.Res. ____ to support the designation of September as ‘‘National Voting Rights Month’’
AND urge Congress to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, H.R. 4, the
Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, and H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act.

To become an ORIGINAL co-sponsor, please fill out
this form

This bicameral resolution will be introduced by Senator Wyden in the Senate. 

Co-sponsors (116th Congress): Beatty, Bonamici, Carson (Andre), Clarke, Cummings, Meeks, Pallone, Jr., Schakowsky, Quigley. 

Co-sponsors (115th Congress):  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 (115th Congress): 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 24, therefore, I invite you to join me in co-sponsoring a resolution declaring September as “National Voting Rights Month.” The purpose of this resolution is to help end voter suppression by bringing
awareness to existing voter suppression laws, educating Americans on their rights as voters, urging Congress to pass critical voting rights legislation, and encouraging all Americans to get out and vote!

More Specifically, the resolution would:

  • Make September “National Voting Rights Month.
  • Urge Congress to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019, H.R. 4, the
    Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, and H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act.
  • Encourage public schools and universities to develop academic curriculums that educate students on the importance of voting, registration, voting history, and voter suppression laws. 
  • Recommend that Congress allocate funds for public service announcements on various media channels to encourage Americans to vote.
  • Request that the Department of the Treasury issue a special Fannie Lou Hamer stamp during the month of September to recognize Americans who fought for voting rights.

If you have any comments or questions, please reach out to Zahraa Saheb at
Zahraa.Saheb@mail.house.gov
, or call our office at 5-9897. 

Sincerely,

 

Marc Veasey

Member of Congress

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