Expert Briefing: Andrea Miller on Voting Rights

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Democracy in the United States is in a state of crisis.

It is critical that we act NOW to protect voting rights for every person in our country. You can make a difference

Hear from Andrea Miller, Center for Common Ground, and the UUSJ Democracy Action Team.

We are deeply concerned that states today have placed many unnecessary barriers on voting, so much so that we proposed a 2021 Action of Immediate Witness.

“Between January 1 and July 14, 2021, at least 18 states enacted 30 laws that restrict access to the vote.” Legislatures are making it especially difficult for voters of color, indigenous people, and young voters to register and vote — the very people voting laws are supposed to protect. We are equally concerned that partisan gerrymandering, as well as enormous and often hidden monetary contributions, are undermining the integrity of representative government.

We know the Senate must pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For The People Act. The For the People Act sets the expectations that states must meet, the John Lewis Act protects our rights and provides a remedy when required. They work together!

We need to side with love on this… we need to act!