Ask your Senators to Protect Our Access to Voting!

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is an important bill that will impact access to voting across the country. This bill is also referred to as H.R.4, which is its bill number in the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Now, we need the U.S. Senate to vote on and pass the bill.

Named after voting and civil rights champion Representative John Lewis, this bill would restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Voting Rights Act included many important provisions specifically protecting the voting rights of people with disabilities, including ensuring that voters can receive assistance when casting a ballot and preventing any ableist and racist discriminatory tests used to keep voters from the ballot.

Today, we are calling on our network to take action to protect access to the ballot. The U.S. Senate is considering a voting rights bill called the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Week. This bill would restore the power of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to protect our right to vote from restrictive laws that seem to limit voting access for people with disabilities, people of color, and disabled people of color.