We need your help to make sure that every citizen in this country can exercise his or her right to vote. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in the case Shelby County v. Holder. Jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination are no longer required to submit voting changes for federal review, so voting rights may be limited unless local leaders monitor the voting changes in their communities.
The voting rights toolkit will provide you with concrete steps about how you can become an ambassador for democracy and reach out to national organizations, such as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to work with you and protect voting rights in your community. This is the first toolkit in a series for the faith community, and this toolkit focuses specifically on the Christian faith tradition, while other toolkits for other faiths are coming soon.
Download the Lawyers' Committee Voting Rights Toolkit for Faith Communities.
Download the Addendum for the Christian Faith Tradition.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder suspended review of voting changes under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. We need YOU to DETECT and BLOCK discriminatory voting changes that undermine the right to vote. Report voting changes or share your voting story at aftershelby.lawyerscommittee.org.
Sign up today and we will schedule a training for you, connect you to other interested people in your area, and provide you with the information and resources you need!