1965 Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which was designed to prohibit racial discrimination in voting. It has been amended several times since then.

In 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Since this change many states and localities have used different tools to create barriers to voting rights, including new ID requirements, purging voter rolls, reduced hours for voting, fewer places to vote, and longer lines to vote. Congress chose not to repair the VRA, leaving many voters unprotected.

Click here to contact Congress and tell them to repair the Voting Rights Act of 1965.