No matter our color, party, or zip code, we all want an equal say in the decisions that shape our future. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will restore the essential portion of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) that blocks discriminatory voting policies before they go into effect, putting a transparent process in place for protecting everyone’s freedom to vote.
Voting is the foundation of our democracy. In today’s tumultuous political climate, protection of our access to the ballot remains as critical as ever. Over the past five years, voter suppression has manifested itself in a variety of ways, including racial and partisan gerrymandering, discriminatory voter ID laws, and the disenfranchisement of millions of voters. NOW is committed to advancing voting rights on both a state and federal level. We are dedicated to providing women–who are disproportionately affected by voter suppression–equal access to the ballot, and electing feminist candidates to office.